Iron Age Wonder Valley / WYSIWYG, SVA Sculpture Center

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)

Gale Crater with Bingham Copper Mine

Gale Crater with Bingham Copper Mine begins with a speculative 3D model which sites Bingham Copper Mine on the surface of Mars. The famed Utah copper mine is the largest open pit mine 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.

Gale Crater with Bingham Copper Mine, digital rendering
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

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.

Cast plaster and aqua resin studies, samples of alabaster, salt sample from Salt Lake UT, 3D printing studies in PLA with copper filament.
Carved alabaster, cast resin with sand and pigment, salt sample from Salt Lake UT, 3D printing studies in PLA with copper filament, chalk and silicate samples from Farhult, Sweden.
Cast resin studies, 3D printed studies, geode samples, plaster miniature landscapes, unopened geode samples form Quartzite AZ, chiseled alabaster, low grade e-waste gold.