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 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 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 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
CNC cut walnut, 3D printed lens, Arduino, Addressable LEDs, power supply
Dimensions: 5.5”w x 8”h x 5.5”d