The Soft Moon I, 2021, resin, paint, hand-blown borosilicate glass, 21 x 16 x 5 inches

The Soft Moon II, 2021, Resin, paint, silicone, hand-blown borosilicate glass, 19 x 19 x 5.5 inches
The Soft Moon

The Soft Moon imagines remnants of a cataclysmic moment on Earth in an ambiguous time. The surface topography suggests some kind of geologi­cal force while marking the imprints of both human and machine. The synthetic terrestrial forms allude to an estranged nature with mutating landscapes. These fictional landscapes are generated by deep learning software trained on photographs taken from the remote wilderness, as well as generative algorithms that simulate biological structures; then materialized through a combination of digital fabrication and hand-modeling, mold-making, casting and sanding.
© Shuyi Cao 2023