Artwork > 3D Animations

Figment
Experimental 3D Animation
July 2016

Figment offers an experience of the digital sublime, which overlaps with our perception of the digital, landscape, our relationship with each, and the fundamental questions that follow, peering into the nature of our existence. In Figment, rendered clouds and mountains, with their mediated counterparts, contemplate contemporary technological society’s relationship with the natural world. Being site-specific, layers of a metaphoric relationship with the moving images emerge – clouds are synonymous with digital culture, landscapes are realistically depicted stationary but are constructed. Lush mountainsides, with visual ties to my China hometown, now placed in the commercial and digital media epicenter of Western civilization’s most iconic metropolis, play on perception and desire for a relationship with nature; yet it is synthetic, a liminal realm that we experience but cannot touch.