SPECTRA - Northern Lights

Lead Artist: Craig Barrowman
Commissoned by the Look Again Committee

Every year, Aberdeen is illuminated by an interactive light display known as SPECTRA. 

In 2024, the Look Again Committee issued a call for artists to partake in an Augmented Reality (AR) project during the event. I had the privilege of being selected as one of the ten participating artists.

I want to extend a massive thank you to the incredible Look Again Committee for this amazing opportunity. And a special shoutout to Craig Barrowman for being an absolute legend in helping me bring my vision to life.

It really challenged my 3D skills to a whole new level, figuring out how to bring my 3D animated model into SparkAR. I had to switch things up a few times and adjust my idea, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

AR has always been something I've wanted to explore since my college days, and it's so cool to see how accessible the technology has become. I can't wait to see where it goes next.

The Hag Stone
My inspiration sparked from delving into the captivating world of hag stone folklore. Hag stones are these fascinating rocks scattered across the globe, often made of flint, with natural holes in them. Legend has it, peering through these holes can unveil glimpses of another realm. 

I've always had a soft spot for Science Fiction, so I thought, why not blend these two enchanting themes together? And voila! The Hagstone emerged—a circular, beveled wonder with a mirrored exterior, reflecting back an image of Marshall Square. Peer through it, and you're instantly transported to a serene snowy landscape, adorned with the mesmerizing dance of the Northern Lights.
The filter in action

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