Relief mapping

Meteorite, 2011
90 x 10 x 60 cm

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This crater-ridden surface derived from a depth map of a meteor recorded in deep space has been routed in high-density polyurethane, then cast in microsphere and arlita. It has a surface coating of Gesso and is now being subjected to a series of experiments by Naoko Fukumaru to attempt to re-create a tonal gradient using only the surface data. The original idea, spawned from the Woodburytype printing process, has been inspiring research ongoing since the formation of Factum Arte.

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