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The attempt of yielding advanced digital fabrication techniques in recycled material.

The goal is to experiment further with translucency, computer modeling and recycled materials.  If I can receive enough backing, I am hoping to produce large screens.  For instance, an entire human or animal body image.  Also bringing this back into architecture as an entirely "shape shifting" space that one can experience by moving through the work.

The Fading Human Head's geometry was sourced by scanning an actual human skull and is reproduced at full scale in the large cardboard screen.

I will try my best to ship by December 10th so that you can have your screen for the holidays.  This depends on the volume of interest and is limited by the fact that I only have one laser cutter and will be making everything in my studio.

Thank you very much for your support!

Bill

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The risks and challenges are substantial but that is what makes the project so exciting! These translucent effects are better the larger the piece is, but a steel or wood armature would have to be developed to hold the translucent materials. This has not been tested either structurally or visually. A completely immersive space or piece will be extremely difficult to keep stable and will require many iterations to refine, ie. = $$$

I believe that I have the experience required in achieving my goal. I know from my past that I can build almost anything if I have the luxury of testing. When you support this project, you are in fact supporting that. The ability to test. I currently do not have the resources to test at the large scale. So the work remains small and less immersive.

The computing and laser cutting are not obstacles because I have all of the computing power needed and I have my own laser cutter.

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    A hearty thank you for helping me to experiment within this body of work.

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    One Mini Skull Screen. 5-1/4" X 4" X 2-1/8" corrugated cardboard.

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    One Mini Skull Screen that is signed and numbered. You also will be one of the first to receive your piece. We will make every attempt to ship these before the holidays.

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    One Actual Size [anatomically correct] Human Skull Screen. 10-1/2" X 8-1/2" X 4-1/4"

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    One Actual Size [anatomically correct] Human Skull Screen that is signed and numbered. You also will be one of the first to receive your piece.

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    One Mini Skull, One Actual Size [anatomically correct] Skull

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    Triple threat. You will receive three Actual Size [anatomically correct] Skulls which will assemble into one large screen. 10-1/2" X 25-1/2" X 4-1/4"

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