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Feel free to use these images as a desktop pattern for your computer. Due to the popularity of this resource I have added a few more. Enjoy!

Amber Waves (2003) 596kB
Created for my F00D exhibition. I scanned a bunch of french fries from my local Golden Arches to create this scene of Americana and to instill reminscence of that song that goes "Oh beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain ..."
 

Florada (2003) 256kB
Created as an attempt to get "pretty." Used this idea for cover of the UCLA Extension School catalog Spring 2004. But wouldn't be useful as a desktop pattern so tweaked it a bit.

     

Rebirth (2003) 316kB
Created for my F00D exhibition. One of my total favorites, but unfortunately not loved as much as I wanted. I was influenced by Damien Hirst's shark in the fish tank. I wanted my own, so I scanned a bunch of dried anchovies and made a geometrical paradise of fishes that live on forever and ever. And can be eaten as well after scanning (which did indeed happen).

 

Sugar Cubes (2003) 452kB
Created for my F00D exhibition. Ripped open a packet of sugar to scan all crystals inside the packet. Used these as 'pixels' to form a classical CG image of 2 shaded cubes. If you ever get a chance, be sure to look at sugar under a microscope. It's so much better than any modern sculpture you've recently seen.

     

Caution (2003) 1.4MB
Created for my F00D exhibition. During the winter holiday season in the states, I saw red and green corn chips. They were the most beautiful, round red and green forms. I scanned 3 packages of them (it was not easy to select the perfectly round ones).

 

Commute (2003) 292kB
Created for my F00D exhibition. Jello-brand gelatin used for the purpose of creating layers of color. I felt that many artists' and designers' use of layered colored plastics was a bit too toxic for my tastes. Jello comes in every color of the rainbow, and I made a jello mold of true spectral perfection (except with incorrect spectral order). I wrote a program to correct the problem and that result is gently overlaid.

 

 

Copyright 2004, John Maeda