Our plan was to reuse Alien Seed, Fertility 7.0, Dia De Los Quemadures, Retrocausality, Infinite Connections, The Magnificent Simulacra, Aquatica, and Cacotopia posters from 2015 to decorate the Brainy Bar lounge space. We got a lot of positive feedback on them, and felt they would work nicely in the space. We wanted to supplement them with some new pieces.
Even though the camp was changing its name, we still enjoyed riffing on time travel. I also wanted to convey the sense of anticipation and evoked the ‘blank canvas’ feeling that I get every year when I arrive in the Black Rock Desert.
Working On A Very Large Scale
This also gave me the chance to make use of my massive 3D model of the region. I spent years gathering good USGS data learning how to translate that into a 3D model. The piece I made covers 10,000 square kilometers of northwest Nevada and has over 100 million polygons. I used the same model in different forms for The Magnificent Simulacra and Aquatica. The full size poster is 10,800 x 14,400 pixels. It took a pool of multiple computers working together more than a week to complete the final render. It took a lot of time and effort, but ultimately It’s About Time ticked a lot of boxes for me, and I’m very happy with the final result.\ I was art director and creator of this particular piece.