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Sparkle sea.

Hardie, P., 2004. Sparkle sea. 3D computer animation screened on a plasma screen.Poole, England: NCCA, Bournemouth University.

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DOI: 10.1145/1185884.1185925


These works are based on a visual investigation of the sensation of light and reflection on water, consisting of short, computer-animated sequences. These have been designed to be shown on plasma screens as slowly moving artworks. The primary intent is in realising the sensations evoked by the play of light on water. The colours and shapes generated by the movement of waves and ripples, the changing surface of reflections, the light bouncing off the water surface. The sensation of light on water generated by specific rivers and seas at different times of the year. The work explores the area between realism, exploring the tools now available in a 3D computer-animation system for these purposes, and abstraction, looking at the aspects of colour, form, and movement. The view is presented straight on to produce a flat perspective in line with the picture surface. The work is influenced by a number of artists, primarily Monet and Bridget Riley. (Source: Electronic Art and Animation Catalog Art Gallery, ACM)

Item Type:Artwork/Design Object
Size:32 inches x 28 inches
Uncontrolled Keywords:Computer Animation; Computer Graphics; Computer Art
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:1325
Deposited On:08 May 2007
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:07


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