Just some FANTASTIC shots of the completed Version 2.0 by Jafe Parsons. Careful — you might get awesome on ya.
Happily, got in some saddle time b4 the gawdam wind kicked up again. Hello smoke cloud my old friend It sucks to be breathing you again . . .
#mtb #ride #openspace #bicicleta
Went for a #ride this morning at Soapstone Prairie. Such a beautiful, unforgiving landscape. The Wyoming border is maybe half a mile down that trail.
I have been utilizing the welding process in making my sculptures for 30 years. It is a straightforward, effective method for joining metal together—but there are some downsides. Biggest of these is the warping that occurs from the adding of heat; second is the aesthetic requirement of dressing the welds. Grinding and finishing out the weld beads and the associated discoloration around them (chasing) is time-consuming and, frankly, painful. I've experimented in the past with alternative methods of joining parts, like here:
“Breakfast with Tiffany” - rivets!
I thought I'd try using rivets to assemble a larger piece, and "Interwoven" seemed like a great candidate, as warping and chasing out the welds on this beast would be bad. Very bad.
This did end up translating into many, many more hours of tedious design time on the computer—but that's the price for ART!!! I placed over 2000 paired holes into the model and designed a simple tab to span the seam where two parts meet.
A note for the geeks: this shape was generated parametrically with code in the Grasshopper plug-in for Rhinoceros, and is based on the famous strip of Mr. Moebius. The chief challenge here is determining just how to go about realizing this mathematical form; there is no "front" or "back" and the the inner edge becomes the outer, and vice versa. Add to that the way the "faces" weave through each other, and you have a real head-scratcher on your hands/brain.
Huh. Looks like I've forgotten to clue you in on just what the heck a "Terralogue Totem" is.
“Terralogue Totems” are a set of sculptural designs based on the concept of the land speaking; these messages being symbolized through metal emblems. The designs are executed in three distinct formats: large sculptural Monoliths, Bike Racks, and Bollards."
Maybe these little explanations we included on the plaques will help:
Bidding adieu to the Old North Building of the Denver Art Museum. The Martin Building.
Big orange dummy gives no sh*ts about my dirty work pants. It’s lap time! #catsofinstagram #manx #r #the #best
Checking out Gabriel Dawe’s amazing Nexus No. 36.
Crow sketch on the iPad Pro. LOVE drawing on this thing.
#sketch #artistsofinstagram #sketchbookpro #drawing
Delicate Arch in #archesnationalpark
How to spend Black Friday. #optoutdoors #archesnationalpark #rocksrock
More #archesnationalpark from the weekend.
Took some time to visit the Women of Abstract Expressionism show at DAM. See it, and weep at all the great art we’ll never see because of stupid gender biases. #great #art #notestesnecessary
Beautiful evening with a beautiful old friend. Thanks for the visit, J! #watsonlake #sunset #beergoggles
I've been working on another edition of my "Event Horizon" piece. The concept behind the sculpture has to do with the theorized existence of a gravitational border around a black hole beyond which nothing can escape. I wondered what it might look like to see something torn apart but not completely consumed by the black hole; what might the remnants look like as they were spun off into space? I thought it might be stylized into something like this:
"Event Horizon" sculpture in Stainless Steel - with powder coated veneers.
Imagine my surprise when I stumbled across this video, showing a Red Giant star being ripped apart by a massive black hole at the center of a nearby galaxy:
That is pretty freakin' awesome, right there. The Daily Mail online has a pretty good article on what's going on here.