Monday, April 23, 2012
Today we did some work on the water jet cutter – admittedly overkill in terms of power since we’re just using corroplast – but still, a lot of fun. We can’t operate it ourselves, but we did get splashed and watched the cut traces emerge …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
So we've decided on a name for the piece on the fence: Approach. It takes into account the two sets of traces approaching one another - one from a walker/runner and another from a person using a wheelchair. Where they meet in the center, their figures will be sketched in. Meanwhile, today we are working on what the figures will look like, and getting the traces to repeat without an apparent break. A few feet away in the woods, life goes on, with native flowers and plants blooming and the little stream bubbling by.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
We received a 2 week residency at the Prairie Center of the Arts in Peoria which has been a boon in terms of concentrating on the most recent projects involving interpreting motion capture data in sculptural form. The Center offers residencies that allow the use of studios and facilities in the warehouse district of Peoria, right along the Illinois River, and housing in a beautiful, semi-rural house set on the edge of an un-glaciated, wooded area with a small stream 20 min. from the studios.