ROUGHLY 9 TRANSLATIONS (2014)
iphone, 3d scanning & modeling software, acrylic, birch
The Translation Series utilizes 3D scans that were made via stitched photographs of sea ice in the Arctic Circle taken on a cell phone. The glacial ice was photographed to produce a full 3D scan using open source software and was then mathematically translated into two dimensional slices to reference its rapidly changing material state / melt from ice to water under the heat of the summer solstice sun. The project overall references issues of global warming, translation of material states from solid, liquid, to image, point cloud, two dimensional slices, to plastic slices that finally make up a ghosted form that references its initial state when found in the arctic sea.