jean-michel bihorel forms flower figures from dried hydrangea blooms
 
jean-michel bihorel forms flower figures from dried hydrangea blooms
mar 16, 2016

jean-michel bihorel forms flower figures from dried hydrangea blooms

jean-michel bihorel forms flower figures from dried hydrangea blooms
all images courtesy of jean-michel bihorel

 

 

 

beginning with a dried hydrangea blossom, paris-based artist jean-michel bihorel has digitally sculpted this delicate ‘flower figure’. a single bloom has been meticulously multiplied over the framework of a female anatomy, forming a surreal digital sculpture that blends the natural and physical worlds.

 

the compositions integrate a mix of 3D scanning techniques and procedural modeling — using houdini maya and redshift — to create a sequence of carefully placed postures. relaxed poses — like kneeling, sitting, and lounging — each highlight a different angle of the sculpture’s anatomy, drawing attention to the face, arms and feet, where petals elegantly drape onto the floor. because of the dried nature of the leaves, the sculpture emits a warm glow suspended between colorful and natural states. 

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a bloom has been meticulously multiplied over the framework of a human anatomy

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different postures highlight various parts of the female figure 

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the surreal digital sculpture blends the natural and physical worlds

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detail of the dried hydrangea blooms applied to the figure’s chest and neck 

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the compositions integrate a mix of 3D scanning techniques and procedural modeling

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the sculpture emits a warm glow suspended between colorful and natural states

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a photo of the dried flowers that informed the ‘flower figure’ project 

  • I would need medication when finishing such a project. J-M must be a buddhist. Beautiful.

    Jim

    JimCan

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