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I've Been There

Cast glass, C-print
2014
Artwork by collisi1

The figurines are glass castings of 3D scans of the artist. They are situated on opposing sides of a boundary between two mutually-inclusive states (light/dark, tropical/polar, life/death).

I was in Japan for New Year’s Day, which is a personal boundary for all of us.

Though having returned to the United States, I feel like I’m still in Japan.

Akemashite omedetōgozaimasu!

Undulum

cast acrylic, wood, aluminum, neoprene foam, motor, phenolic laminate, steel
2011
Artwork by [user-name]

I’ve long been fascinated with the segmented structures of larvae and of spinal forms and their ability to express elegant motion through waveforms and writhing. Undulum is the first attempt in a series of sculptures under development inspired by sinuous motion in nature.

The mechanism of Undulum is deceptively simple and consists of a helically shaped rod that rotates within a flexible sheath, which in turn is anchored. A second, outer, sheath is built of translucent acrylic shapes held apart by preloaded flexible foam spacers and is also anchored. As the rod rotates within the core of the sculpture, the outer sheath rides the convolutions of the inner sheath as it contorts to follow the changing shape of the rod within.

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