Iron Age Wonder Valley WYSIWYG, SVA

After participating in the six week Sculpture and Digital Media Residency program at SVA I presented an exhibition of works developed during the residency.

The projection sculpture which shares the show title features two resin castings of a natural stone surface near the abandoned Iron Age Mine quarry in Wonder Valley CA. The video projection navigates through photography and video which documents this site and other sites I have visited. The image seen here shows generative patterns which are derived from processed texture scans of the site and are mapped back on to the cast surface.

Wonder Valley WYSIWYG, (Plaster, Resin, Video Projection, Custom Software)
Wonder Valley WYSIWYG, (Plaster, Resin, Video Projection, Custom Software)

The works involving Gale Crater with Bingham Copper Mine are the result of a speculative 3D model I developed which transposes Bingham Copper Mine (the largest open pit mine in the world) onto the surface of Mars. The specific site, Gale Crater, is currently being explored by the NASA Curiosity Rover. I produced 3D printed studies for a larger sculpture, as well as a real time 3D software which presents the model moving through day to night lighting simulations.

Gale Crater with Bingham Copper Mine, Shadow Computations, (Rack Mount PC, Military Flight Case, Video Projection, Custom Software)
Gale Crater with Bingham Copper Mine, Study #1, 3D Powder Print, Plaster
Gale Crater with Bingham Copper Mine, Study #2, 3D Powder Print, Plaster

Presented on a long plinth are a collection of artifacts which show process and inspiration. Included are casting studies in plaster and resin, 3D printing tests, and natural stones that I have used fro reference.

Mineral Pantheon, (Mixed works, studies and samples in plaster, resin, 3D printing and natural stone)
Mineral Pantheon, (Mixed works, studies and samples in plaster, resin, 3D printing and natural stone)