In a study of the relationship between surface and volume, transformations reveal latent properties embedded in existing geometries. A surface extracted from a digital model of an existing object is subject to a series of geometric transformations. Part One ends with two studies: one showing the resulting “child” of two “parent” surfaces combined, the other attempting to control the morphed geometry through parametric repetition. The transformational series reveals a tendency of the surface to create volumetric space, prompting an inquiry to further define volume based from surface. In Part Two, the pushing and pulling of the NURBS-based geometry explicate the volumetric tendencies of the surfaces, ultimately resulting in objects seemingly subjected to a procedure of simulated inflation.
DATE: Spring 2014