An example of studio "play". I accumulate pieces, assemble and re-arrange mixing old and new, somewhat like collage. I have been working towards a diverse population of bird forms as far as scale and positioning, not to forget that these are all the same bird. An individual has also become a community.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Fresh from the printer , this new bird model [who's counter part can be seen in previous posts] has been "deformed" in Cinema 4D, a three dimensional modeling program. I have twisted this version for a fresh and lively look. Its eight inches tall
The image above are the original models, on top are the porcelain versions with more movement.
Posted by GMD at 10/22/2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
My first experience doing taxidermy was with this bat specimen, I acquired during my residency at Pope Valley Pottery, on the edge of Napa Valley, California. Here at the Ohio State University, Im working with Steven Thurston, researching the capabilities of 3-D scanning and rapid prototypes. Ultimately, Im converting the products of these new technologies into ceramics. The model shown above was printed with a zcorp 3-d printer. Myself ,nor the technology is perfect and I have lost a wing in the process, but the results are still very interesting.
Posted by GMD at 10/21/2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
This project which I decided to title snakerun [a skateboarding reference] has been a work in progress for a couple of years now. A twisted, zig-zagging,ditch like terrain leads to hours of freedom on four wheels.
The Timber Rattlesnake is a fascinating creature, only native to North America. The slogan " Don't tread on me " was inspired by this snake during the revolutionary war. A predator which dwells within impenetrable rock will only strike in vengeance only if stepped upon.
This collection will be on display through the month of December 2007 at the Mahan Gallery, in Columbus Ohio. The show titled, White Light White Heat, in reference to the Velvet Underground album exhibits how artists use whiteness in there work.
Posted by GMD at 9/21/2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
We came to Chicago prepared for a good show, but I was shocked at the amount of traffic. It seemed like thousands of people were packing into these booths. Sales were great and so was the feedback, but I mostly enjoy meeting other artists and talking about the work. Katie and I came back to Columbus exhausted, but it was well worth the experience.
Posted by GMD at 9/20/2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I found this mold of a base while rummaging through the collection at the university and decided to take a cast off of it. Often in my studio, I am rearranging things, playfully and inquisitively. Here I have given a few favorites a try on this generic stand.
Posted by GMD at 8/26/2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Here is an example of what can be done with a 3-d scanner and printer. Changing materials , growing and shrinking-Soon you will see how the large rapid prototype will be transformed into porcelain.
Posted by GMD at 5/22/2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Monday, May 7, 2007
Translucent porcelain tumblers that easily hold twelve ounces. With a square base that transforms to a round rim these cups are comfortable in the hand, and stable at rest on the table. Always a pleasant surprise when opening the cupboard.