For my 3D computer graphics project, I choose to feature the work of Alex McLeod. I’m using his piece, Mystical Pond 2010 as my example, but I admire his work as a whole in general.
Alex McLeod is a new media visual artist who creates landscape “paintings” through computer rendering. He uses renderings of various materials and textures to create romantic, otherworldly landscapes. Through his art, he uses reoccurring themes such as overpopulation, urban overdevelopment, and climate change.
I view artists such as Alex McLeod as a bridge between traditional artists and modern graphic animators. McLeod treats his work similar to that of traditional artists, trying to convey a message with no limits or boundaries to his work. However, he uses modern technologies and modern “materials”/mediums to create his art.