1:1 SCALE MODELING
For the first time the team produced a full sized representation of the trees base inside the museum. We felt that while the tree portrait represented the trees full vertical scale there was another dimension that we could use to produce a work of equal significance.
For the model more than 1600 photos were taken of the base from every angle. These photos were then compiled buy a University of Tasmania super computer to produce a millimetre perfect 3D model of the base. Our original plans were to use the data to build an exact model in the middle of the gallery.
Unfortunately the gallery, while a very large space, could not adequately accomodate such a grandiose sculpture. The only possibility remaining was to flatten the sculpture, place it on the wall and use the height data as rings. Again the wall was not big enough but the team a TMAG was in love with the concept and allowed the piece to spill out onto the floor adding to amazing sensation of scale.