Rjpark – Looking Outwards 05

Image of Kawaguchi’s 3D Computer Graphic

The 3D computer graphics I chose were made by Yoichiro Kawaguchi, an international computer artist from Japan. He creates a lot of graphic art that has soft, fluid shapes and forms and he gains his inspiration from patterns in seashells and spiraling plants. You can see a lot of that in his art; each shape/object has a circular, spiral pattern within it. I admire the fact that although his work is random and chaotic – placement of shapes is random and shape sizes are different – in a sense, there’s consistency and similarity too, mainly due to the patterns within these shapes. It’s both hectic and peaceful to look at. In terms of the algorithm, he imitated growth patterns from seashells and plants using a function/technology called “metaballs”, which produces organic-looking n-dimensional objects.

Yoichiro Kawaguchi

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