SHOWING UP TOGETHER

PARAMETRIC 3D MODELING

2021

Showing was envisioned and designed by Artist and illustrator Jill Dryer. The art installation features 350 18″ origami cranes following the North Star Crane a sculpture with a 20′ wing span. The installation takes place in an atrium and encompasses a space 60′ x 30′ x 30′ suspended 25-55′ above the finished floor.

Jill worked with Dardinelle Troen and Nick Tomas of design studio Ditreon on presenting client documentation and preserving her artistic vision. Nick asked me to come onboard to do preliminary engineering and 3d modeling for the flock massing. This was a very exciting project for me as I used Grasshopper to run flocking simulations and in turn map out every point in space that a crane would fly. from that modeling I extracted a spreadsheet calling out the xyz coordinates of the cranes in space. I also did project renders, modeling out the atrium from scratch and capturing nuances of the installation such as shadows and views from outside of the building.

        The final engineering and installation was handled by Rainier Industries.