18 Works

Initial computer modelling

Anthony Head
These images show exterior and interior shots from a computer modelling programme created to show how the sculpture would be situated in the abbey environment.

A selection of the patterns used for the butterflies

Anthony Head
Each of the 5000 individual butterflies used in the sculpture had a unique pattern design. These images show a few examples of the computer-generated patterns used.

Assembling the butterflies into a swarm

Anthony Head
The numerical grid shows the pattern of how many butterflies would be attached to each of the strings hanging from the abbey ceiling, eventually becoming the shape of the swarm in flight. The grid was created by writing a piece of software that read the colour values of two png files that visually showed the desired formation (side and top view). The greyscale png files were hand drawn on computer.
This grid was used as a...

Assembling the butterflies into a swarm

Anthony Head
The numerical grid shows the pattern of how many butterflies would be attached to each of the strings hanging from the abbey ceiling, eventually becoming the shape of the swarm in flight. The grid was created by writing a piece of software that read the colour values of two png files that visually showed the desired formation (side and top view). The greyscale png files were hand drawn on computer.
This grid was used as a...

Inspiration: Paper animals

Anthony Head
These childrens' toys were partially the inspiration for the iMigration project.

The final iMigration sculpture installed in Bath Abbey, England

Anthony Head
The digital printed sculpture was on display in Bath Abbey, Bath, England as part of the 'Forest of Imagination' project on 3 - 24 June 2016. Its dimensions when fully constructed were 5m x 10m.

A second version of the project iMigration 2 was on display at Bath Abbey for a year from February 2017.

Inspiration: Paper animals

Anthony Head
These childrens' toys were partially the inspiration for the iMigration project.

A selection of the final butterfly designs

Anthony Head
The final butterfly designs were organised into pairs so that each pattern to the 'front' of the individual butterfly had a corresponding pattern for the 'back' of the butterfly on a separate document. This file shows the first 10 double sided pages of butterfly designs. 90 out of the 5000 butterflies created for the sculpture.

Templates and outlines

Anthony Head
Creating the shape of the butterflies for the creation of a die to cut the butterfly shapes out of paper.

iMigration: inspiration for the project

Anthony Head
These childrens' toys were partially the inspiration for the iMigration project.

The pinned rows of butterflies and beetles in display cases at Insectarium, Montreal, Canada provided further inspiration for the iMigration project.


A selection of the patterns used for the butterflies

Anthony Head
Each of the 5000 individual butterflies used in the sculpture had a unique pattern design. These images show a few examples of the computer-generated patterns used.

Initial computer modelling

Anthony Head
These images show exterior and interior shots from a computer modelling programme created to show how the sculpture would be situated in the abbey environment.

alternate between attention and ease

James Saunders
alternate between attention and ease explores cognitive load and the way we remember associations between pairs of unrelated elements. Cognitive load is the amount of mental effort needed to remember things in different situations. An example of it in practice is the children's party game where a tray of objects is displayed before being hidden, and then participants are asked to remember as many of the items as possible. The difficulty of this task is...

Templates and outlines

Anthony Head
Creating the shape of the butterflies for the creation of a die to cut the butterfly shapes out of paper.

The final iMigration sculpture installed in Bath Abbey, England

Anthony Head
The digital printed sculpture was on display in Bath Abbey, Bath, England as part of the 'Forest of Imagination' project on 3 - 24 June 2016. Its dimensions when fully constructed were 5m x 10m.

A second version of the project iMigration 2 was on display at Bath Abbey for a year from February 2017.

alternate between attention and ease

James Saunders
alternate between attention and ease explores cognitive load and the way we remember associations between pairs of unrelated elements. Cognitive load is the amount of mental effort needed to remember things in different situations. An example of it in practice is the children's party game where a tray of objects is displayed before being hidden, and then participants are asked to remember as many of the items as possible. The difficulty of this task is...

Inspiration: Pinned insects in display cases at Insectarium, Montreal, Canada

Anthony Head
The rows of butterflies and beetles on display in this museum provided further inspiration for the iMigration project.

A selection of the final butterfly designs

Anthony Head
The final butterfly designs were organised into pairs so that each pattern to the 'front' of the individual butterfly had a corresponding pattern for the 'back' of the butterfly on a separate document. This file shows the first 10 double sided pages of butterfly designs. 90 out of the 5000 butterflies created for the sculpture.

Registration Year

  • 2017
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Resource Types

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  • Collection
    5
  • Software
    2
  • Text
    2
  • Dataset
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