My work borrows from the language of industrial design and sculpture–blending the perfection of digital manufacturing with the unpredictable beauty of organic materials. This material junction a venture to blend the new possibilities of machine additive and subtractive sculpting with the warmth of handcrafted wood and electronic elements. The shapes are simplified quirky abstractions of analog objects: Honey, for example, is reminiscent of a beehive. Bright Donut is a shape inspired by boutique Japanese donuts. Remnant is my response to the tree and bush stumps I see cut back, but never fully excavated. Filament is like the glowing wire inside an incandescent bulb. With textures and details reduced, each piece emphasizes some of the most seductive details from the object of inspiration.
These pieces are small; some of the pieces are freestanding and others live on the wall. A few, like Square Loop, Magic Stone, Honey and Wiggle, can be unplugged to work on rechargeable batteries while the cord design feels necessary for others, like Filament and Bright Donut. Prickly requires an Internet connection to receive the most up-to-date data on the Congressional and House bills up for passage/renewal in real-time.
I welcome your questions and would be happy to invite you to see my work in person. Thank you for looking at my work.
CNC-cut Cherry, 3D printed lens, HDPE, Microcontroller, Addressable LEDs, Rechargeable battery
Dimensions: 7”w x 9”h x 2.25”d
CNC-cut Walnut, 3D printed lens, HDPE, Arduino, Addressable LEDs, Rechargeable battery
Dimensions: 8”w x 8”h x 4”d
CNC-cut beechwood, 3D printed lens, Acrylic, Arduino, Addressable LEDs, Rechargeable battery
Dimensions: 6”w x 6”h x 6”d
CNC-cut beechwood, 3D printed lens, Arduino, addressable LEDs, power supply
Dimensions: 8.5”w x 8.5”h x 3”d
3D Printed Porcelain and PLA, Photon IOT controllers, TFT displays, Cactus. Prickly is an internet-connected decorative planter that uses the ProPublica Congress API to cycle through a live list of the latest 10 bills passed by the United States Senate (on one TFT display) and latest 10 bills passed by The House of Representatives (on the other).
Dimensions: 4.5"w x 4.5"h x 4.5"d (not including plant)
CNC cut walnut, 3D printed lens, Arduino, Addressable LEDs, power supply
Dimensions: 5.5”w x 8”h x 5.5”d