In my earlier dreamscape spaces, I relied a lot on form, shape and color in order to present the space, but as I continue to progress in 3D design, I find myself now adding this question to the equation: “how much further can I make this imaginative space look like it’s based in reality?” Maybe playful realism could be the combination to use?
Luke sent me a message asking to collaborate and I couldn’t have been more excited. I’m a big fan of his erse style and I wanted to play to those strengths! I modeled out the structures, terrain, and furniture then sent the file to Luke, where he added the textures, grass, lighting, and stairs. I don’t think we had a certain goal in mind, we just wanted to create something together and see what it would turn out as!
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS FOR COMING UP WITH THE IDEA FOR ‘DAY AND NIGHT’ AND HOW YOU SAW THAT THROUGH TO COMPLETION, RESULTING IN A PIECE BOTH YOU AND YOUR COLLABORATOR REBECCA LEE WERE HAPPY WITH?
Over the year I’ve been really appreciating Brutalist architecture and wanted to somewhat emulate that in one of Rebecca‘s ethereal-like environments. We were both excited about this collab because once the overall composition of the scene was agreed on, we had separate ideas for a day and night scene for it, and we ultimately decided to reveal both!
WHY DO YOU THINK DREAMSCAPES ARE ABLE TO CREATE SUCH A REAL SENSE OF FEELING IN VIEWERS?
I think in many ways, it’s about connection. We correlate music, food, feelings, etc to moments in our life, and the same applies to art. I believe that’s what is happening now – viewers are engaging with these dreamscape environments because they provide aesthetic or a mood board of sorts to their lifestyle, interests, and/or persona, and it also captures a moment in time for the individual.
ARE YOU WORKING ON ANY CREATIVE PROJECTS AT THE MOMENT?
Over the past year, I’ve been working on animations that deal with music as the main source of inspiration as well as the vehicle for the animation. I’m hoping to have those released in the coming months! And I’m also working on a few more collaborations at the moment with some talented artists.