Well the print from Shapeways arrived - its printed in transparent detail, its come out as rather a golden colour with the final print,( I'm really temped to hide a solar powered lamp in the plinth, but unfortunately that wasn't in my original proposal). Its one of biggest single prints that I have done through Shapeways - its just within the limits of their max bounding box 250 × 250 × 200 mm for transparent detail. I did think about printing it larger but in the end the final print size was within the limits and It didn't need to be any bigger for the final installation.
The next big thing is to complete is the base plinth and integration with the AR - expect an update this weekend.
I have been fortunate enough to have one of my new sculptural works accepted into SWELL 2014 - The swell sculpture festival is going to be held in September this year along the Currumbin esplanade. My submission titled; Hidden Reflections: Tursiops will combine both digital and the physical using augmented reality and 3D printing.
My artists statement - "The lines are blurring between the physical and the digital. Hidden Reflections: Tursiops is the interplay between the real and the virtual. The work originated from bone fragments, was realised digitally and then 3D printed, becoming both a physical art piece and augmented reality (AR). The AR component of sculpture reflects this digital side of my practice, whilst incorporating it into the physical installation space. I have surfed with Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), I wanted to re-display an aspect of this beautiful creature in a setting by the sea."
The installation combines my techniques and experience in AR and RP and its one of my first tethered AR pieces which is linked to a physical space or point. To be able to see the AR component of the work on a mobile device, you will need to by download the free juniao app from either google play or iTunes :
Its great have my work seen by a new audience in one of my favorite spaces - the sea. The work is still in progress and I will be receiving the 3D print component of my sculpture installation in about a weeks time. I will post more on the progress of the installation then.
Some images from my proposal to the Swell committee are below:
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