Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Limited Work By MDB

OMG - so cute!

They are made of laser cut stainless steel, sterling silver and powdercoated. From Michael Dale Bernard at DV Altelier

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Portfolio



So this is it. The cover is laser etched from 11" X 17" Aspen Paperwood from Hiromi Paper. Shown is the detail of the front cover, detail of the back cover (quote from the Blondie song Goldenrod), and the back cover.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lamp Base


So this is the lamp with it's new base laser cut from three pieces of 1/8" Masonite so it can be clamped to my desk at school.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Bulb Hanging Mobile


Bulb Hanging Mobile, originally uploaded by fholgado.

Quoted from Flickr.com (click-the-pic to see more):
Bulb is a dynamic mobile that merges the organic with the industrial. It hangs suspended by it's 4 leaves while the inner leaves collapse inwards when the handle is pulled. This was a project for the Georgia Tech Industrial Design program. Designed by Federico Holgado, Benny Lee, and Tyler Wilson.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Multistorey Cube


Multistorey Cube, originally uploaded by Progress Packaging Ltd.

Made of MDF with an outer veneer. The sides were etched and infilled with color. It would make a pretty cool paperweight, but I really don't know anybody who uses one.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More Books...


artist series, originally uploaded by enGraVe.

How many books have I featured here? Too many? Imposable! Anyway, these are from Engrave Your Book which I talked about in a previous post.

Fly And SCIENCE On A Moleskine notebook

Yes, another book with a laser etched cover, but it is really cool. Great scale between the fly and Science - huh?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spirosketch Necklace/Bracelet Set


spirosketch set 1, originally uploaded by Shannon Henry.

Sorry I didn't post yesterday - school's crazy - but Spirographs make everything better! Read more here, click-the-pic to see more, or but at Etsy.com.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

COAST to COAST


COAST to COAST, originally uploaded by mandiberg.

Just cool. The division of the pages with the placement of the lettering/words is so striking - a total Otis piece but it's not. See more at jen beckman.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Braindrop


Braindrop, originally uploaded by Mic to Mic.

Braindrop is a laser cut steel, 18' tall meditation/gathering space in the shape of a water drop by artist Kate Raudenbush.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wood Assemblages


Laser cut wood assembled, originally uploaded by techshopdurham.

These are really cool. They are simple shapes that are simply arranged to make a complex assembly. From Techshopdurham.com.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Jason Thielke


Jason Thaielke has been an artist on my radar for a few months now and I was shocked to find out he uses a laser cutter in his work. Isn't it amazing? Above is called Breaths and is laser etched Lacquer (not sure what that means) and measures 17" X 23".

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Lamp Pt. 1


So I got back my laser cut pieces for my Laurel Lamp shades. Here is the assembly of one. I plan on assembling the other - and stringing them both - and making an instructable out of it. So next time I post about this they will be finished with an instructable to go along with them.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

neighborgapbridge


The neighborgapbridge is an Integrated Learning (IL) class at Otis College of Art and Design. I am mentioning it for two reasons:

1. The instructor in the class is Patricia Kovic, and is the woman who introduced the laser cutter to me, and...

2. There was a laser cut project in the class which I helped set up.

The ngb, like all IL classes, has partners, and its partners are the neighbors of Otis. This includes The Westchester Senior Center, The Westchester Public Library, KJ's Restaurant, and The Custom Hotel (I'm sure I left someone out, sorry). The class promotes community involvement - whether that community is the class, Otis, the neighborhood and further beyond out into the city.

The above is what what termed a ghetto necklace and was branded with ngb. The forms used (shown in the amazing flash on the main page) were based on combining the forms of two very dissimilar objects and tracing their silhouette. They were cut from clear Plexiglas that was then spray painted a shocking pink.

I hope to be in that IL next semester (Spring).

Back At Otis


Yes, I started back at school Monday and I've already dropped off and picked up my laser cutting projects. Pictured above are the parts for my lamp and the new seat for the ANNEX Chair. Not pictured is the cover for my portfolio (I left that at school because I need to drop it off to be printed and bound), but the laser etched Aspen wood veneer looks so amazing!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Canopy

This canopy is made with laser cut birch plywood and printed sailcloth. I think the forms were meant to look florid, but they come across more as undersea creatures - which is not a bad thing. Click-thepic to see more.