I had the privilege of working with renowned Photographer and Designer B. Tihany on an exciting project for the new Firebird restaurant at the Four Seasons in Dubai. The challenge was to create a highly complex and detailed metal sculpture, at real scale, that would be a refined piece of art hanging on the wall. The sculpture was designed to follow an American theme and what better way to achieve that than by featuring a Cadillac on the wall?
The sculpture was not meant to be melted, smashed, inflated, damaged, or flexible, but rather a hybrid structure that would challenge the viewer to explore its surface. To achieve this, we started with several simulations using SideFX Houdini to understand the behavior of metal, water, fabric, and other materials. This allowed us to develop a basic prototype in Modo before moving on to zBrush, which enabled us to refine the sculpture and bring elegance to the final piece.
The project was a phenomenal learning experience, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked on such a challenging and rewarding project. Please note that the images included here were found on Google and the original photographer is unknown. If you are the original photographer, please contact me so I can give proper credit and include a link to your work.
More about it here: https://www.bramtihany.com/if-cadillac