Monday, May 22, 2017

Geo Love Pendant

Back after a blog hiatus I guess...I have alot of new work to share and will soon. Heres one of my "Geo Love" Pendants. Hand made wood veneers, cut by robots (laser)! Printed and cast in various metals.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Video Projection Mapping on Watermelon Mountain! Making geometric screens.

Here is the latest project I've worked on. I guess folding paper rabbits lead me to bigger mountains! (Go back a few posts to see my "Levitated Rabbit" sculpture.) This entire concept was originated from my piece for the "We are this city" campaign here in Albuquerque where I created a smaller  geometric wall piece depicting the Sandia Mountains and the city I grew up in! Burque.  For this project we were tasked with fabricating a large representation of the Albuquerque skyline and Sandia Mountains to help sell a new surveying and topographical mapping drone. The final result will be a video projection that replicates the drones "scanning" features for those working in the surveying industry.  I want to Thank Joel Davis Sculpture who worked with me in getting this built and installed as well as Nathanial Gutierrez and Phillip Torres for the final animations. Im as exited as ever to start playing around with my own video projection mapping animations too and will share those as soon as I do. THXC

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Jack Rabbit for Levitated Toy Factory

A work in progress Pepakura (paper craft) project with Levitated Toy Factory here in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Modeled in Maya and Mudbox using curves to create a new topology based on a high poly sculpture of the same shape. Beautiful facets!

"Wild Style" 3D Printed piece

I always wanted to do this and so here it is! I love 3D block lettering and thought it looked like it pops out of the now it can. The original 2D version is something I drew in college long before I had even the slightest hint we would be printing them out in real life.  This print was from Shapeways then hand painted. It is also uploaded it to Thingiverse in case anyone feels so inclined to print it/paint it/place it themselves. (If your really gonna go for the gusto may I suggest modeling/printing your own fonts and applying them wherever your hearts feel content!)


"Mydra" is meant to invoke the notion that fears prevent us from seeing the truth.  This is my representation of Hercules epic battle with the Hydra where cutting off this beasts heads only resulted in more heads replacing those he severed.. In a sense we cannot fight our fears with the usual approaches...We may not even be able to fight them at all but rather look past them and see the hope that ultimately is clouded by the hydras presence in our lives.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My tribute to M.C. Escher. "Bond of Union" Light Sculpture Project

The GIF is of "Looking Glass Factories" Volumetric print of this piece. Im very impressed with their process for doing prints that must defy gravity. This one is a test their doing until we get the final larger version done!

(Update! The larger version completed here at Mana Digital. The final printed inner aspect also done by Looking Glass Factory is about 10 inches across. Ive added LED lighting as well as built a wooden frame to compliment the piece. A fun and unique project which I hope to repeat with my own designs. I really think this piece is meant to be seen in person and cant seem to capture its true beauty with a camera. The way it glows is amazing and I bet Mr. Escher would appreciate the way it describes his original drawing so well.)

(3D recreation of  "Bond of Union" by M.C. Escher. -1956)
Ive been wanting to model some of his artworks for some time and this is the first of a few I'd like to make. I will be getting in touch with his estate if only to inform them and let them have the first chance to get one of the 3D printed versions of this.
To me it stands for equality and unity among the sexes and the balance we find when we intertwine our lives with another person...All the flaws and gaps we share might be the strongest bonds we have. The technical challenges of modeling this were satisfying and although Im sure there was an easier way I choose to get it done the best way I knew how without learning any additional software.( the long way...)