Image Matrix

Douglass explores a new concept of sculptural representation that was inspired by Humanescence, a public sculpture that Rae created for the University of Colorado Medical School. In this technique, 2-dimensional imagery is assembled into a 3-dimensional matrix, so that a sculptural form emerges from the assemblage. There is no actual solid form, as in more traditional methods. Instead the sculpture is perceived through the mind’s ability to connect and combine the images when they are assembled in a rational manner in 3-dimensional space. In Humanescence the matrix consist of a suspended column of 2 dimensional stainless steel ribbons where cross sectional imagery of the human body is illustrated. The imagery is oriented into 2 horizontal axes, (coronal and sagittal in medical terminology) and is based on images from the Visible Human Project created at the school.

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