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Floral Human Figures by Jean-Michel Bihorel Digitally Bloom

Integrating a mix of 3D scanning techniques and procedural modeling to create a sequence of carefully placed postures.

By: THURSD. | 06-07-2022 | 2 min read
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Artist Jean-Michel Bihorel uses real dried blooms to create a stunning digital series called Flower Figures.

Real Dried Blooms by Jean-Michel Bihorel

Bihorel uses real dried blooms to create a stunning digital series called Flower Figures. The French creative says that this project is "a bit more experimental than what I usually do," as his work typically features characters with a cartoonish look and feel. Here, he utilized 3D scanning technology to capture a bunch of dried white hydrangeas that were then multiplied and modeled over a female form. The result is a new being that's simultaneously familiar and exquisitely fantastical.

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Flower Figures That Crouch and Recline

The French artist Jean-Michel Bihorel imagines his Flower Figures in a couple of poses that include crouching and reclining. With each position, the character showcases the ease of movement. The hydrangeas feel like a hand-crafted costumes rather than something that lives entirely on a computer.

Flower Figures #1

A digitally sculpted female made out of dried hydrangea blossom. A single bloom has been meticulously multiplied over the framework of female anatomy, forming a surreal digital sculpture that blends the natural and physical worlds.

Floral Human Figures Digitally Bloom by Jean-Michel Bihorel
 
 

Flower Figures #2

Jean-Michel Bihorel comments on Instagram on this Flower Figure:

"Here it is all about depicting the contrast between the skin which is your interface with the world, what you choose to show to the outside world, and the inside feelings."

 

Floral Human Figures Digitally Bloom by Jean-Michel Bihorel
 

Flower Figures #3

Jean-Michel Bihorel:

"Now that the shell is broken, it is time for a dance."

Floral Human Figures Digitally Bloom by Jean-Michel Bihorel
 

Flower Figures #4

Jean-Michel Bihorel:

"Fall - Asleep. It might be the last of the Flower Figures for a moment."

 

Floral Human Figures Digitally Bloom by Jean-Michel Bihorel
 

 

All these compositions integrate a mix of 3D scanning techniques and procedural modeling to create a sequence of carefully placed postures. Relaxed poses — like kneeling, sitting, and lounging — each highlight a different angle of the sculpture’s anatomy, drawing attention to the face, arms, and feet, where petals elegantly drape onto the floor. Because of the dried nature of the leaves, the sculpture emits a warm glow suspended between colorful and natural states.

 

All images by Jean-Michel Bihorel

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