To execute this concept, I began sketching ideas for dioramas and miniature scenes. I also had to include an embedded computer and projector to somewhere to augment the time and place of a scene. I started out with boxy-like diorama constructions and varied all the way to craggily peaks and towers.
In my research I was also interested in traditional Chinese model landscapes call 山水 盆景, or “Penjing”, which represent small landscape models and/or living sculptures. Sometimes these sculptures include practical effects such as real water, plants, smoke, and lighting. One thing I especially appreciated about these small landscapes is that you could view it from all angles. I felt this was extremely important, so I ditched any ideas that involved putting the project in a box.
Because the software is ephemeral, and the sculpture is physical, it's easy to have many visual ideas before committing to them as I can upgrade the software at any time.