Iron Age Wonder Valley / WYSIWYG is a projection installation exhibited as a closing to the SVA Sculpture and Digital Media Residency program in which I participated.
The installation features two resin castings of natural stone surface found near an abandoned iron quarry in Wonder Valley CA. The video projection displays a real-time manipulation of photography and video which documents the mining site and related sites I have visited. The video also included generative animation derived from 3D scans of the site which are projection mapped to the surface of the sculpture.
Gale Crater with Copper Mine
Gale Crater with Copper Mine is a speculative 3D model which sites Bingham Copper Mine on the surface of Mars. The famed Utah strip mine is the largest human excavation in the world and the site of one of Robert Smithson’s proposed land interventions. The Martian site, Gale Crater, is currently being explored by the NASA Curiosity Rover. The model is exhibited in renderings, 3D printed studies, as well as a real time 3D simulation. The work urges us to consider the ramifications of anthropogenic change and radical land alterations beyond Earth.
Models and Studies
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 for reference.