Social score: 0
Increase this project’s social score! Share it on the social networks above.
These 3-D printed sculptures, called blooms, are designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The design is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. The number of spirals on any of these sculptures are always Fibonacci numbers.
For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture.
Blooms designed by John Edmark.
The goal in this project was to translate the visual effects of John Edmark's 3D printed Bloom sculptures onto video so that the general public could see his work. A challenge to this goal was that normally these sculptures don't "animate" unless under a strobe light. Instead we discovered that the camera's frame rate and shutter speed could replace the effect of the strobe.
John designed and printed all of the sculptures and we worked together to figure out how to best translate their effect through video form.
The beautiful part of this project is that, although the mathematics behind these sculptures is fairly advanced, anyone can immediately appreciate the beauty of the mathematics as soon as they see them seemingly come to life.
Share Via Email
CODA: Collaboration of Design + Art
The global online community that celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artworks.
[ manifesto ]
Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.