Holliday R. Horton
XR Artist & Instructor
Welcome to my portfolio. I am a Southern California Extended Reality Artist and Instructor passionate about designing creative experiences using virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.
I received a BA in Animation|3D Film from the University of California San Diego in 1988. I went on to have an exciting and rewarding career as a 3D Animator and Art Director in video games and interactive/immersive media for 37 years - shipping 10+ AAA video games and grossing $150+ million for brands.
I love to challenge the boundaries of art and technology to create work that has never been seen before. From virtual reality installations to interactive sculptures in mixed reality, I create unique visual experiences that engage audiences in new and unexpected ways.
I have worked with some of the world's leading museums and brands, such as Sony, Panasonic, NASA/JPL, LACMA, and Snapchat, creating innovative projects that have reached over 600 million people around the globe.
HYPNOGOGIA AR Collection
Adobe Aero Kinetic Sculptures
The HYPNOGOGIA AR collection features animated kinetic works exploring layered movement using math. The kinetic sculptures are sculpted in virtual reality, then animated and displayed using the augmented reality app Adobe Aero. From six feet to twelve stories high, the animated works plant virtually on the ground using augmented reality technology on a smartphone.
Scan the QR Code with your
phone camera to experience a sculpture.
Lens Studio / Snap Chat
Being a part of the Snap Lens Network as an official Creator has been a pleasure. Seeing people worldwide playing with your art and having fun with it is a blast. My first project was to create a Monumental Lens in collaboration with Judy Baca and LACMA at the site of The Great Wall of Los Angeles.
I went on to design 26 Lenses that explore fantasy fashion, wearable art, and interactive kinetic sculptures with real-world physics and VFX that have reached 600 million Snapchat users around the globe.
I am passionate about creating augmented reality experiences because it allows us to explore new ways of interacting with art. With AR, we can bring our imaginations to life and create new worlds for people to enjoy.
A shout out to the extraordinary AR Artists worldwide who are breaking boundaries daily with truly imaginative works. Our skills are growing exponentially as a global community, and we are just starting.