The work in this series is created using 3D models generated in physics simulations of fabric shaped by wind and turbulence patterns. Photographs of paint are applied in layers to the contours of the fabric models before the model itself is removed allowing the paint to remain floating along it’s contours within a virtual space. The paint is then lit within a virtual environment and rendered as a 2D image. Larger images, to maintain high resolution, are rendered in sections which are meticulously composited to form a final image that is then printed onto canvas. Each piece is only printed once so that each work remains one of a kind.
Joseph Bounds holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives and works in NC.