Here is a sketch I was playing with. Created with code (C++) on Processing. I created this using a tutorial so hopefully in a few weeks I will be be good enough to create original pieces myself.
By defining the characteristics (movement, attraction, gravity etc) of the elements you can set up the initial rules for behaviors which mimic observable behaviors such as flocking. These elements often take on a life of their own as they interact in ways which you could not have foreseen.
After much enjoyable work with Google Sketch-up I feel like I need a more flexible and advanced design platform.
Rhino 3d is an industry standard so I shall play around with it and see it its good. This defiantly seems like a more complex and rewarding program.
This program is often used to design models for 3d printing. I have previously used a 3d printer for a piece in my degree show and also for an exhibition 'The Reading Room' which took place in the Crawford Gallery
I have started using Google Sketchup recently and its brilliant. Its fantastic for designing and testing pieces within a digital replica of a space.
Its free to use so heres the link: http://sketchup.google.com/download/
FINALLY got the Drawing machine working. It was broken for a good few weeks, nearly broke my heart! The light experiments are going well, I am working on a large cube (light box/cube) which will hang from the ceiling and have a large peep hole at the base.
Now that im back in my studio I shall continue my experiments with light and colour.
I feel re-energised after my holiday in Dublin and have learned much from my first solo show. Having brought up so much work I realised that not all would make it into Persistence of Vision. Much was edited (60%) which was both a tough but extremely valuable experience. I really enjoyed working with the folks up in The Joinery as they are as friendly as they are professional.
These two sketches are part of ongoing experiments which combine different spectrums of light (RGB) with printed colour variations.
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