Fiber Sculpture 12 digitally retextured

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David Somers, Fiber Sculpture 12 digitally retextured, 2016, digital image, 2336 × 3156 pixels. [Object #57492].

One thing that has been in the back of my mind has been being able to simulate my fiber art in the digital world. Primarily, as a way to visualize how a piece will look before attempting the labour-intensive making process. Secondarily, as an artwork in its own right. Today, a little experiment to take the form of an existing fiber sculpture — Fiber Sculpture 12— and generate the color field using a computer generated texture. Very quick. Very dirty. Promising.

For reference, here is the original sculpture.

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David Somers, Fiber Sculpture 12, 2016, raffia and wool on canvas, 30.5 × 50.0 × 3.0 cm (~ 8" × 8" × 3/4"). [Object #57473].


I think this piece is far more successful than my previous attempt to simulate fiber — Fiber Pens Proof One. There is clearly not enough contrast between the two color fields; this was a quick-and-dirty experiment and I did not want to invest too much time reprogramming the texture filters.

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