A series of 8 large scale outdoor cardboard spatial graffiti will be made and constructed using my own specialized CNC cardboard knife.
What am I Creating?
I am creating an architectural-scale installation just below West River Parkway near the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis from the humblest of materials — cardboard. I will create eight blooms ranging in height from 15 to more than 20 feet, assembled into a cluster. Each bloom has a round ten-foot diameter top that forms a permeable enclosure, creating an environment that can be explored throughout the night as part of Northern Spark 2012.
With these Night Blooms, I am constructing a structure where pattern and decoration can thrive in architecture and creating a spatial graffiti as a purely decorative enhancement to the built environment. Using my own specialized CNC cardboard knife, I will leverage to produce and assemble my first outdoor cardboard construction. This project uses my interests in the history of architectural ornamentation, as well as its expression today using contemporary tools in unexpected ways with unusual materials.
Your support and contribution to my project will go towards funding stacks and stacks of cardboard, cutting knives, electricity for my CNC, and cool installation lighting. As a thank you, My CNC cutting machine and I will be making interlocking 16" cardboard circles for DIY sculptures. Every contributor of $6 or more will receive a note written on actual scrapes of cardboard cut for this project. Donations starting at $25 will be rewarded with at least 8 circles to build your own cardboard sculpture.
Suspended Cardboard Domes with Giant Squids, 2010
CNC Cut Cardboard and Hot Glue 3 Domes 14’ DiameterThe Soap Factory / Minneapolis, MN
About Northern Spark
Northern Spark is a free dusk to dawn, participatory arts festival that presents visual arts, performance, films and interactive media indoors and outdoors in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. In 2011, during the course of one night, there were 50,000 visits to 100 projects by more than 200 artists at 34 venues in collaboration with 60 partner organizations and sponsors. Explore a constellation of urban arts and discover the city in a new light. In 2012, Northern Spark takes place from dusk, Saturday, June 9, to dawn, Sunday, June 10. -> http://northernspark.org
Northern Spark Links
2011 report pdf
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