Two Expansions at Once I and II

Oil and acrylic paint on 3DPrint
137 x 37 x 33.5 cm

This sculpture is formed by the relationship between two opposites. Data taken from a simulation of hydrogen at the moment of ignition is rendered using algorithms developed in the field of biology to model cell division in growing human embryos. This object is both the form of a destructive explosion and of life emerging.

Following this approach of combining seeming opposites, Ahmed materialized the virtual form using 3D modelling and printing techniques. He then used traditional oil painting techniques to treat the surface. The colors are inspired by the those assigned in the computer simulation to represent expanding and contracting areas.

Additional credits: Prof. Christos Frouzakis, University of Zurich