is my second submission to Desktopography 2015
As it's the 10th anniversary of the project, I wanted to contribute in a meaningful way, so I worked hard to create two distinct pieces. I've been a fan since the first release in 2005, and I'm so honoured to have my work included in a few of them.About this work
Apex Predator is a bit of an abstract piece that explores the illegal poaching of Bengal Tigers in a different way.
Here’s my breakdown:
Within the futuristic interface (heavily inspired by those seen in the movie Minority Report), some “infographics” give out a few notable statistics about the species, including basic metrics, and an approximation of how many animals are left in the wild. A digitized tiger breaks through the glass. I meant for this to serve as a warning that if human beings aren’t careful to preserve the species, the animal will be poached to extinction, and its existence will only be preserved in artificial ways – in this case, a screen display.
Artifacting, chromic aberration, and glitches are used throughout the whole piece as a further visual metaphor depicting the damage we are doing to the species.