Friday, March 7, 2014

Futuristic Botanicals: Momentum Artist Kyle Van Osdol

This post is part of our series on Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's Momentum OKC 2014. Momentum exhibits Oklahoma artists ages 30 and younger in a venue created specifically for them, helping them gain experience and meet new audiences. Today we are featuring Momentum artist Kyle Van Osdol from Oklahoma City, OK.

Laura Reese: What is your concept and inspiration for this piece in Momentum?

Kyle Van Osdol: The concept behind the COSMOPOD series comes from the idea of melding neo-futuristic technology with botanical elements. The thought is to bring life to unique plants that could only exist in a digital realm.

COSMOPOD PROMO from K. Edward Van Osdol on Vimeo.LR: Please explain the technique and/or process you used to create this work.
KVD: The process comes from utilizing a 3D modeling platform called Cinema 4D. With this I am able to model, texture, rig, light and animate all of the fantastical elements.

LR:Where else can the audience see your work?
KVD: You can checkout some of the COSMOPODS currently at Science Museum Oklahoma in the Satellite Gallery or go investigate my vimeo page at

Momentum OKC opens March 7 & 8 with live music, performance, and visual art by 101 young Oklahomans. The exhibition remains on display until March 10 at the Farmer's Public Market OKC, 311 S Klein. Learn more or buy tickets at

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