When the project “What Do Apples Sound Like?” launched in 1998 with the only-sound version featured on RAS CD Magazine Federico Muelas had to produce a 3D model of a real apple.
Back then the dawn of 3D technology enclosed many promises but the tools were yet quite rudimentary, there was no 3D scanners or 3D printers, and 3D programs were still highly unsophisticated.
Therefore to accomplish this project Federico Muelas had to manually decode the volume of the apple for the computer by cutting the apple on seventeen longitudinal sections, making imprints on graph paper using watercolor and introduce the spatial values by hand.
These are the original imprints made on 1998 by Federico Muelas. He considers this piece to be the beginning of his transition from the traditional media into his technology-aided body of work.
Title: What Do Apples Sound Like? Prints
Place and date: Madrid, Spain 1998
Materials: Graph Paper, Watercolor and Graphite.
Size for each print: 15” X 11 ½” (drawing), 20 ½” X 16 ½” (framed).
When the series of 6 prints is arranged on a 3x2 assemble the piece is 75” X 37 ½” approx.