The print for King and Crown has arrived from Shapeways, my first new work for 2014, pretty pleased with the results - So this morning at about 5:30 AM I took some photos of it down by the river, the light was a little low and I will be taking more to show the semi - opaque quality of the piece - its size in cm is 12.472 w x 12.514 d x 18 h.
Once I have some more neutral studio - like photographs of this piece it will be up for sale on my Shapeways shop.
CrownedKing_0.02 is now finished and up on the Shapeways site - I will put together some more renders of it tomorrow night. If you would like to see it in the Shapeways 3D viewer have look at my shop : [L I N K]
Some progress on the King and crown piece, I am now reworking and detailing up the bust with my intention on having the print up and on Shapeways by Monday next week.
Ah the joys of a lazy Sunday, today I am working on some new figureative pieces. Both digital sculpts will be based off of my of photographs/photogrammetry experiments. I shall only releasing a limited run of 3D prints of these works along with digital photographic prints which will be variations of the original (sculpted) works - I will post with further updates soon.
Its not often that I write comments up here on my vis-arts blog on an ad campaign - but with Scottish whiskey maker DeWars promoting their new Highlander Honey Whiskey recipe. Sculptures were created by bees using pre-shaped templates for hive production. The campaign plays on the word 3D v 3B - which is a bit of a dad joke (unfortunately). The result is initially visually appealing, but the combination of natural (organic) structures of the bees cells and the confining shape created by the CAD/Artist is not exactly 'natural' (which was the point of the campaign).
All I see the in the technique/ad is more of a sum up of how humans have always approached the world - one in which we manipulate it to our needs. Its this incongruousness of the work/ad that appeals and not my initial reaction of "oh wow - bee sculptures - cool". Perhaps a cynical approach, but I believe that humans are unnatural beings, always at odds with nature attempting to manipulate it to our needs.
This ad is no different.
(Side note: the current massive bee deaths in Europe, raises additional questions on how we are manipulating our environment - Bee deaths linked to pesticides).
I received my sculptures back all in one piece from 3D Camp Houston yesterday.
So I thought I should post up a picture of the works in the exhibition space. I was really pleased to have my works shown to a wider audience as well as having my works seen amongst artist such as Gil Bruvel, Bathsheba and Michelle Davis.
Information on the artists who participated can be found here: http://www.3dcamphouston.com/art-show/art-news/
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