Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Serving of Shapes/ Collabortive 3D Art Installation

I am in the process of preparing for a Serving of Shapes, a collaborative art installation including four public workshops exploring 3D printing and design. After the public 3D rendering workshops, we will be selecting a group of the public creations to print and install in the show. The process of sketches and models will also be captured in a digitally printed tablecloth. (printing will be done by Spoonflower).

To kick off the workshops in the gallery space at the de Saisset Museum, I will create a few 3D printed installation to give the public a feel for what 3D printed objects are. I will share some of my reflections on local agricultural history though my installations. Below are a few concept sketches.
This sketch concept reflects on the fruit blossoms falling like snow. When the valley was filled with fruit trees, many recall that the blossoms looked like snow on the trees. The bowl will have motifs pulled from artifacts from Japantown and Heinlenville and will integrate a view of the mountains.
Washing Day. I was drawn to a photo of kimonos drying on the line on a California Japanese farm 48 hours before internment. Japanese Americans farmed much of Santa Clara Valley's land before WWII. There was a great desire to assimilate more after the war; forks replaced chopsticks.
bees hanging from filament. Swirls represent scent of blossoms on the wind

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