Biomorphic Project; Lioness


This project was definitely a challenge. The term “biomorphic” pertains to combining an animal with machinery and/or technology. Figuring out what animal to use was the easy part. The difficult part was choosing what piece of machinery or technology the animal can dynamically represent.

The animal I chose was a cat because, for as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a love for cats. However, this is no ordinary house cat. It’s the powerful, jungle cat known as the lioness. The reason why I chose a lioness over a house cat is because I feelthe most powerful thing a person, primarily me, can ever have is their voice and, well, the lioness has a powerful voice. I chose to have the lioness roar not only for this reason, but, because of the way she’s positioned, the machinery I incorporated makes more sense.

The machinery I chose to blend with my lioness was a stereo. The lioness’s head is covered in tiny circles, which represent the surface of speakers. While her head represents the surface, the inside of her body represents the inside of a stereo. I chose to blend my lioness with a stereo because of my love for music. I can’t go a day without listening to music and I play an instrument so music does play a big part in whoI am.

I think I was successful in blending the lioness with the stereo. I think the roar and the way the lioness is positioned gave it a good lead into bringing the stereo into life. Not in a realistic way, but in an imaginative way. However, I am aware of the flaws. If I was to improve the piece, I would make the body just as detailed as the head.


About schinnery1996

My name is Shanelle Chinnery and I study Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College. It’s my third year and the last time this bio was updated was on my very first day of college. I had ended off my previous bio with my desire to grow throughout my years here in Alfred State and with my senior year on the horizon, I’m glad to say I’ve definitely grown since that day. With the variety of classes and mediums I’ve experienced during these three years, I’ve learned what grasps my attention and what strays it away. I came into college with an unclear direction of what I wanted to do in my field and to be quite honest, I’m still not sure what direction I’m going in, but I have a better idea. I enjoy the storytelling aspect of animation, but then again I also enjoy animating in 3D and would love to explore the possibility of voice acting. While I’m uncertain about the exact route of my future, I still take great pride in the how much I’ve changed, art wise. I’ve gained knowledge and experience in endless number of programs I never thought I’d be able to work around, I’ve grown accustomed to digital art rather than traditional pencil to paper art, and most importantly, I’m just a better artist in general. I could say that is my favorite achievement and I can’t wait to see what my future holds in this field.
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