Mathematically and Maturally Morphed Seashell
Shell morphology can be traced back to computational origins, where equations were derived to calculate the surface area, volume and centre of gravity for trochospirel and planispiral forms. Its interesting how shell surface geometry can be defined using cylindrical polar coordinates, and how shell cross sections follow logarithmic spirals.
This project explores how computational methods can bring new perspective to shell geometries; by morphing surface patterns, textural representations, and overall shell form, we hope to create a new taxonomy of shell types that are partially organic and artificial. We specifically looked at how shell geometeries can tell stories of growth, decay, fossilization and transformation.