Artist Residency, Blog, and More Metal Forms!
Hello Polyhedra Party Backers!
I've got some fun news to share with you...
Artist in Residence at Planet
From November through January, I get to make artwork at an aerospace company called Planet. https://www.planet.com Planet gets beautiful daily images of the Earth from their flock of Doves: the satellites they designed, built, and currently have orbiting our planet. You might have guessed that my first impulse would be to put their cool imagery on a polyhedron. Here is a net I made with two views of the constructed form:
Along with making a set of nets, I want to explore infinite polyhedra with intersecting layers of images. The one below has 3 planes coming from 3 places: farmland around the Chaudiere River in Quebec, Lake Carnegie in Australia (seen as dry earth in this picture, but full of water during monsoon seasons), and reefs off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
Besides being inspired by all of the amazing images, I'm having a great time learning about the different aspects of the company needed to make it all possible. It has been delightful to hang out with this wonderful bunch of engineers and programers.
If you want to see images of works in progress, how they develop, and hear more about my time at Planet, I'll be writing a blog on my website and sending it out as a newsletter to those interested. Send me a message if you want to receive it directly or sign up on my website.
More Metal Polyhedra
My friend Carmen Gambino (an expert at machining, welding, bike frame design, and bike frame fabrication), just finished making a special finger brake for me. I will now be able to quickly and consistently bend the vertex pieces to make more metal polyhedra! I'm so excited to be able to make new forms from the series photographed in Polyhedra: Eye Candy to Feed the Mind.
I have a bunch of stainless steel pieces cut, smoothed, and ready to become art. Check out my blog to see pictures of the new polyhedra I make or contact me directly if you have always wanted to buy one of my metal sculptures.
Thanks for letting me share my good news with you!