There is an order for 40 units and I would like to repackage the mobiles and give each one a unique label. My goal is to make the label a desirable object that one would like to hang on the wall. Each label would be a print in essence, and would have the print number on it (number 3 of 40 for example).
Due to constraints, the mobile must be packaged in a 10.5″ x 3.5″ x 1.25″ cardboard box.
I plan on showing off the mobile image in a generative format (location and order). The mobiles will come in two colors, red and natural poplar, I would like to create labels with two distant color pallets, red and blonde.
The label must have the product name on it, fit the selected packaging, must have my information (name, logo, website url), print number (“print x of 40″), and possible more misc. info.
I want the label to be a folded sleeve that will slide over the box.
Assignment: Elicit a double take. Matt Richardson and I had a pretty straightforward idea, attach a tetherball to a street sign and see if passers-by not only take notice of it but actually engage it in this familiar game in an unfamiliar setting.
Plans for a lamp were a little ambitious. I completely miscalculated how much material I would need, so the form changed to a bud vase. I turned two, the first one (pictured above) went pretty well. The large quantities of glue were hard on the tools, but it has some interesting patterns on it.
The latest Da Vinci Code assignment, a self portrait in pencil of what you look like at 70. I studied a few pictures of me and a lot of my dad, and somehow I turned out to look a little like Danny Rozin.
Glued up two sets of laser cut combs. One was cut by AMS and one by me on the floor. I used a bunch of rubber bands to hold it all together. I trimmed it a bit on the band saw before I turn it on the lathe.
I made two sets of cuts for the laser cut turning project, one from AMS and one I did in the shop. The one from AMS was cut from one sheet of 1/4″ luan plywood I bought at Home Depot, not a great material to cut with the laser. A lot of burning and incomplete cuts. Continue reading →
Concept proposal for the artist Stelarc. The Opposable Opposable Thumb is an electro/mechanical device that operates as an opposable thumb on the non-thumb side of a hand. The concept is straight forward, but the effect is strangely off-putting. This is not the way things should be and our minds have a hard time dealing with it.
Quick PhotoShop Visual (very un-nerving)
Common tools and the way we grip and hold now need to be re-examined.