Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The dorm studio

Attempting to transform my dorm room into a studio...

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Dimension: ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Dimension will be up for ONE NIGHT, and ONE NIGHT ONLY! 

WHERE: 39th and Bull ST Warehouse
WHEN: May 3, 7-10pm

This is an exhibition of 2D, 3D and 4D works. Paintings, Illustrations, Sculptures, Sound, Installation, Game Design, Film, Fashion and much ore!
Free food, beverages and SPRING ROLLS!

Hosted by: Local Color, Sculpture Forum and the Professional Audio Student Organization (PASO)

8:00 PMScreening of "Inertia" - 11 Minute Short Film.
Written and Directed by Travis Lee Ratcliff
Produced by Sean Robertson, Savanah Forsythe, and Travis Lee Ratcliff
Cinematography by Brody Carmichael

8:15 PM- Screening of "Love Letter to Alan Watts"
Directed by Jessica Trevette

Yoyo Han's designs will also be on display this friday. 
Fashion: Yoyo Han
Photo:Ayden Grace
Styling: Hana Hyman
Model:Makenna Reeder
Works by Hayden John. 

Ross Fish's interactive sound installation, "A Breath of Fresh Air" will also be there!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sculpture 110: Model 1

Well 95% done with model 1 phase 2!
Booyah. Now lets hope it stops raining so I can weld!

Practicing my keyed miter splints!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Local Color Studio Visit: Professor John Rise

Local Color visited Professor John Rise's studio on a beautiful day. The overcast clouds filtered the harsh light allowing the light in the studio to achieve perfection.
Thank you Karen and Professor Rise for a wonderful tour of your home and studio!

Photo Credit: Ann Haley

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The day I fell in love with Boundary Hall

I felt like I had the woodshop to myself today. Ordered some steel from Chatham Steel next door to the Sculpture building. Spent the day in the shop and then had a room to myself as I began to assemble my pepakura arch. It's gonna be 8 feet tall folks!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Fiber Relief in Progress: Laser Cutting

I am working on two fiber relief works, similar to my installation Passage. These are smaller studies made in a similar fashion. However, here I am utilizing 3D modeling technology in Rhino and a Laser cutter.

Here I am simply subtracting objects from the main form with the Boolean2Objects tool. Here I can click through the results and have the pyramid forms removed from the cube.

Below I have used the command "Contour" which allows me to extract serial information from the model which can be read by the laser.

Because the hanging sheets of fabric won't be strong enough to support the undercuts I have hand drawn flaps that will be cut instead of the pentagonal shapes. Here I can sew back these flaps with inserted supports.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Jane's Garden

I want to seek a better home for my sculptures than under my bed. Today my sister and I visited Jane's Garden in Savannah, a small plot near the SCAD sculpture building where Jane has started a community garden. It was a beautiful day with sunshine and rainshine.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Here we go, again.

I just remodeled the arch in Maya instead of Rhino. I was having some issues with transferring the file to Pepakura because Rhino is a N.U.R.B.S. modeling program and Maya is more accommodating for polygonal modeling.

Here I just continually manipulated a polygonal form by extruding one face, then transforming the shape with move, scale and rotation.

The file transfered perfectly to Pepakura! As you can see there are no red lines, which I had many of previously with my file from Rhino.

 I have much fewer pieces than before because of this cleaner model.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Packing up

Here are some pics of me packing up Passage on my last day in Lacoste, France! It was shipped back to Savannah! Glad I designed it so that it could be transported!

Photo Credit: Emily Nelms Perez
Photo Credit: Emily Nelms Perez

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A weekend of maquettes

8 1/2 maquettes out of 10 done for my Sculpture 1 (woodshop/metalshop) class. Also one for my Advanced Digital Sculpture class!


Check out this Heroic Webshow called Bold, it has been written, designed and put together by a wonderful team of young artists!

Check out this sweet Kickstarter-edition t-shirt design!

Check out this sweet Kickstarter-edition t-shirt design!

And have a look at our shiny promotional poster!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Pepakura Arch

Working on a model for fabricating a pepakura arch. I have recently been fascinated with passages, the concept is so adaptive to any interpreter. We encounter passages, portals and arches every day, they are doors and hallways.

Here are some sketches and a maquette of a simpler design.

I am building this structure up surface by surface. First I began with a simple surface. Then I created a multi edge line which I exploded into four curves. From there I began to loft these curves to the edges of the surface.

Into Pepakura! There are some issues with the model as you can see there are red edges, perhaps there are overlapping surfaces in the model. I went back to check and fix some of the surfaces. It just means that on those edges I won't have a flap. I could either fix the model in rhino or deal with it and manually craft some flaps when I am putting it together.
I have attempted to cut these pieces into loops so construction will be slightly simpler.

Here are some images of the work in Keyshot.

Brass checker
Glass ridging