STRENGTHENING HUMAN-NATURE CONNECTIONS THROUGH DIGITAL-SCULPTURE RECONSTRUCTIONS OF BIOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES
An interactive and collaborative project including Brandon Gellis, Shelby Shadwell and Thomas Minckley
MicroEcos is a series of 3D digital-sculptures created to bring tactile and tangible data-driven art to humanities audiences. As Wyoming and Wyomingites are inherently naturalistic – and are proud of their natural landscapes – MicroEcos serves to strengthening and encourage human-nature connections. Harnessing 3D modeling and printing technology MicroEcos will take form as a series of 3D printed models of the Last Canyon rock shelter sites, near the Wyoming and Montana border and Little Windy Hill pond site in Wyoming’s Medicine Bow National Forest. These digital, interactive 3D sculptures will provide audiences with glimpses of three-dimensional historical environments, and create dialogue of how local ecosystems have been formed.