CEREAL BOOLEAN (working title)
digital print sculpture
2004 work in progress

A first attempt at creating a boolean sculpture. Boolean operations are used in computer modeling to create complex shapes. They combine two shapes, creating either a union of the two, a subtraction of one form from the other, or an intersection of the overlapping areas.

This first test uses three "variety pack"-size cereal boxes, adding two and subtracting the third. The subtracted box leaves a reverse impression of its texture, revealing the absence of the box. The resulting form suggests banal modernist sculpture. I think that it currently works better in the computer model, mostly because of scale. The actual-size prototype is too small to allow the viewer to really see what's going on.

Computer animation of model:

View still images of 1:1 scale prototype (click images to view large versions):

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