Saturday, May 26, 2012

print outcomes

last day to finish prints.......nozzle clogged on the UP printer..ended up having to dismantle the head to clear....ran out of time to finish the parts....stay tuned ..i will find a way to put it all together....great residency

a lived in space.....

red arrived just at the end!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

finally --success story... fine shapes inside itself multiple times.....printed a George Hart file to establish how intricate the 3D printer is able to print

How fine can the 3D printer print?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

1st week

1st week spent learning the process...asking small, fine, detailed, intricate will the 3D printer print?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spent the day contemplating questions associated with 3d printing.....feels like there is a lot of debate out there....see articles link...but for now what to do with the waste!....look real close!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dig-i-tate residency 26 April to 27 May 2012

As part of the Dig-i-tate residency I would like to investigate various aspects: Patterns: All living things create patterns. Nature contains an infinite variety of patterns & can be found in plants, foliage and in animals. Naturally occurring patterns e.g. bee hives, termite mounds are of interest. Movement: For a number of years I have small studies of work that examine movement. These studies are sculptural forms, artist books and sculptural use of paper. Automata constructions are also of great interest. Questions around how movement works will give me the opportunity to print a series of mechanisms that are the foundation for the understanding of movable parts and their potential. Repetition: For years my work intention is around multiple parts through repetition. Repetition for me is the rigor or deep communication with process. It’s a way of going beyond what I already know. Miniature: Small is a way for me to bring everything down to the scale of the human hand, touch. Collaboration: Being passionate about collaboration this residency with Beau will open up opportunities of diverse ways of working together. 3d Printing: Low tech verses high tech approach. How can small bespoke pieces inform a 3d design approach? Molecular shapes like the polygon and hexagon will be studied within the 3d printing process. I envisage ‘niche’ sculptural constructions that generate small intimate pieces and their possibilities.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

3d printing


dig-i-tate - having distinct parts arising from a common point of centre.
dig-i-tate is the first activity as part of a pilot program to investigate the processes and potentials of a FabLab.
FabLab(short for fabrication laboratory)is a fully equiped digital fabrication workshop which gives everyone in the community from small children through to entrepreneurs and businesses, the capabilty to turn their ideas and concepts into reality.
FabLabs are opening worldwide. Their focus is for access and collaboration, for low cost fabrication and production on a small scale.
artist Beau Deeley and Corrie Wright will work as artist-in-residence to collaborate and experiment with 3D printing technology.
A schedule of demostrations, talks and forums will be included throught April At the Caloundra Regional Gallery.