Wood as material inquiry.
Wood is a fundamental material in both natural and man made systems. For centuries trees have grown and weathered seasons and differentiation. And in this time man has sought to domesticate wood in many forms. These variations, both natural and human, can be examined at various scales, particularly in the wood grain.
For this project I created a software that built a synthetic log and took cross sections of the trunk and grains. I researched wood and wood grain to better understand its properties for accurate simulation. Below are the cross sections I showed at review to represent my log. My research document is here .