I have some new work up at Merchants of Reality in the show titled SMALL THINGS.
I’ve been helping out with some fabrication for the excellent 8 Bit Lights team. Find them here!!
Laser cutters are amazing for uncountable reasons, one of which is that you can tune the settings to pre-score paper along all your folds for you. It’s not pretty, but here is my favorite source of polyhedra vector patterns.
Dead things made into life forms that never existed, held captive in tiny dreamlike landscapes. For sale!
Well, I’ve moved beyond Franken Frames. TechShop has given me access to so many tools that at this point, it’s hard to buy anything at all. Toothbrush? Why buy one of those when I could just 3d model my own design, machine a two part mold on the Tormach CNC mill, and injection mold my very own? etc. As it happened, it was time for new glasses frames, and since some of my favorite styles are 40s-50s era and quite flat across the face, they’re naturally suited for the laser cutter. I started making frames based on vector line work, cutting them out, trying them on, making adjustments, etc.
About this time, someone came to visit me at work, took a bunch of photos, shared them with some other people, one thing led to another, and Michael contacted me about doing some contract design work for one of the most interesting start up ideas I’ve come across. oyoglasses is a simple 2d design tool that lets you shape your ideal pair of glasses frames. (Not choose from pre-made modules, but actually shape a unique form factor.) The frames are 3d printed, lenses are put in, and you get them in the mail just as you would from a generic seller. Democratization of industrial design, improving on a tricky purchasing experience, fascinating hardware, software, manufacturing, material, and UX problems all rolled into one. I’m thrilled to be on board!
Danny and I will be making some benches out of rescued cast iron theatre seat parts.
This is quite exciting…
The first project I did at Utility.
I created this landscape of rough wooden limbs to break up spaces in the eating area of a Westfield mall foodcourt. It’s in Southcenter, WA and though it was installed several years ago, I saw it for the first time while traveling this December. I was amazed that every last detail of the installation was executed exactly as I specified in the Rhino model. Awesome!
BRUETlabs and Informal Alchemy warned you about the monster in the park, but you came to see it anyway.
Warm up that cold, cold technology.
I just finished another phone sweater- I crocheted this one around a cardboard mockup of Mielle’s phone.
Dark purple with a super light seafoam tassle.
Thanks to Donald for the glamorous photos.
I have an art show fast approaching!
Curated by Dylan Hosey and the folks at Treehouse Gallery, it is Tiny Wonders round two. I am making a series of giant origami cranes, and a series of 2D works out of cut paper and gloss.
I’m not an artist, so I’m a little nervous. Here’s some process:
Since October, I’ve been renting a space in ‘The Big Gay Warehouse’ at 250 Loomis. The warehouse is AMAZING and Alix, of apocalypse vintage is the mastermind behind the whole thing. Other notable tenants include old hat estate sales and cyclecide among many other artists, musicians, makers, movers, and shakers. The Big Gay Warehouse was a rad place to work but I found a better fit for my needs (specifically, access to shop tools). I am in the process of moving into Jared Rusten’s furniture studio and I couldn’t be more excited about the projects to come, now that I have a professional brain to pick and a shop full of tools.
I stopped working on this sculpture during the worst time ever last year. I finally got around to finishing it in time for Dylan Hosey’s Tiny Wonders show at The Good Shop. Thanks to FFA for finding the IDEAL bird carcass for me, and letting me keep it in their band van for several hours. Thanks to my housemates at Treat Suite, who had to witness (and smell) my first experiment with home taxidermy. Thanks to Dylan and The Good Shop for putting on the show!