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Into the Underworld - Chirag Jindal


Name:
Chirag Jindal

Country:
New Zealand

Web:
www.chiragjindal.com

Social networks:
https://www.facebook.com/Vastukara

Title:
Into the Underworld

Element:
Volcanic Lava Caves in an Urban Context

Description:
The image was crafted using data collected for research on archiving the volcanic lava caves of Auckland, New Zealand. Over 3 million points construct this one image, each point with an x,y,z coordinate that corresponds to actual x,y,z coordinates of the cave topography, accurate to +- 10mm. There is a raw file of the scan data that can supply evidence for this.
It presents the uncanny relationship that now exists between the subterranean volcanic lava caves and the built environment above, illustrating the neglect of urban expansion during the former half of the 20th century. Many caves were destroyed and those that remain are now only accessed via manholes, private backyards or through garages. The illustration invites a scientific study as well as a novel perspective on the section.

Category:
Digital

Technique:
LiDAR Point Cloud Mapping, Rhino v5, Digital Colour Correction and Artistic Renditions

Year:
2017

As the author of illustration I have given permission for it to be loaded on Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0.