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Proof #1 - The Lunar Stamp Collection

tiled laser prints
2014
 Proof #1 - The Lunar Stamp Collection

The Lunar Stamp Collection comprises all stampsever issued by the Lunar Post Office. Due to thefragility of the materials the stamps, which arestored in a secure, locked repository, may not beexposed to light or air. A newly printed proof givesinsight into the remainder of the collection.The Lunar Stamp Collection is the newest additionto Moonfarming: an Illustrated Encyclopedia.Moonfarming is an experiment in multi dimensionalstorytelling, exploring nostalgia, data, andthe common need for a place of fantasy. 

hand.007

Laser Cut Sheet Acrylic, Wood, LEDs
2014
hand.007

This work is in my series of hands created by cutting sheets of acrylic (Plexiglas) and stacking them together. In this work the hands create a void which can be occupied by a small creature, and air holes are provided for ventilation.

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low_resolution_wormhole

Laser print on paper
Artwork by collisi1

Blank sheet of paper scanned and printed continuously.

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Paradigm II

MDF board, Mirrored Tempered glass, clear plate glass, 532nm laser diode, power source, aluminum and plastic armature.
2012

 

Light is the medium in which I am most interested. I make apparatus that I use to shift, refract, bend and reflect my light to create the atmospheric effects which are my pieces in sculpture. In a recent series of mine, Paradigm, I transform this light to fill a structured volume of space with a dynamic three-dimensional projection. In entering my space, viewer is thrown into a mesmerizing and otherworldly expanse, as relationships of individual point of ethereal light evolve and coalesce in reaction movement. 

The effect, although reached through relatively simple means, produces a three- dimensional image which is felt more that it is seen, spilling out of the great volume of the sculpture and filling the entire space in which it is seen. 

Not only does the work bring the view to question the materials and forms I use to create the effect and illusion, it also brings a precise sort of awareness to the space that it is seen in. How one understands their vision is poignantly brought to the fore as the universal is seen thought the particular. By bringing the viewer into a place of more acute perception, my installations seek to elevate my viewers’ consciousness as they experience a space and their sense in a new way.

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something mechanical in something living

laser cut white and reflective silver vinyl, paint
2011
Artwork by [user-name]

something mechanical in something living documents my astoundingly unsuccessful attempt to “train” Dragon system’s speech to text translation software. Following several minutes of misinterpretations I began to laugh. The microphone continued to record my sounds and the software struggled dutifully to interpret my apparent words. The more I read the resulting text the harder I laughed, becoming a self-generating humor machine.

The title of the piece is taken from a work by Henri Bergson - Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of Comic.

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