Produce a surreal composition using hyperreal techniques
STRATEGY: Hyperreal Landscapes
In the Surrealist paintings of Dali, unlikely objects are juxtaposed against a stark and barren background. This creates a feeling of strangeness.
In this project however, the objects are the the landscape. Using 3D-scanned meshes of an oyster and a squash, a convoluted space is produced. A variety of scales are used to remove familiarity and abstract the objects.
The landscape was then corrupted using a pixelizing script. The resultant landscape resembles a coral reef-like environment. Yet upon closer inspection, the oyster and squash reveal themselves, producing a moment of estrangement.