A collection of final projects from this semester's Piecing It Together class, made with the laser cutter, cnc, 3d printer and other digital fabrication tools. Final projects include an instrument, a game, a book cover, a lamp, laser cut art, a printing press, and more.
Acrylic sheets are reproducible but unique once it's been modified. Most of the time if you make a mistake with acrylic, it is wasted.
I wanted to explore the world of acrylic art by creating a composition using various colored acrylic sheets and lighting to remake a digital painting. Digital painting is done in layers and so there are some similarities but also many more differences on what can be done artistically.
I translated my illustration from a digital medium to digital fabrication. I used various color of acrylic to create a hanging wall “painting”. Depth will be easily detected in this sort of piece. Also the lighting will play a larger roll in this piece as opposed to displaying on a screen or printing it. I think this part will be very significant for a viewer. For a novice, it's hard to imagine what will work, especially when taking into account the physics of materials being worked on. You can't just suspend an object in the image, so have to plan from the ground up. Even its opaqueness will affect everything below and above it.
So in the end, acrylic sheets, nuts and bolts, led lighting and a few surface wounds from plastic sums up this final. I am looking forward for the chance to show off this work. But I also want to see how this can further evolve. Maybe acrylic will just be the stepping stone to something else.