Tidal Beach Patterns were collected from Matapouri Beach, and then using Rhino software I created a file that could then be 3-D printed. In this case it was printed out in clay using a potter Bot. Through a variety of mold making processes it is then cast is Lead Crystal.
This series involves small renditions of geographic landscapes- a rock face of Whistler or the Tidal Sand Patterns found on the beach in New Zealand. They are first captured photographically, their locations noted, and then created in PLA plastic through a 3D printer. I then work with these 'models' and mold-making techniques to create the Cast-Glass. Their scale is reminiscent of early paperweights, and the viewer can hold the mystery and magic of a location in their hand. This series of work is wall mounted.
Freestanding and Hand Held Pieces
- These pieces are freestanding and the viewer is able to hold them in their hands. They are reminiscent of the early paperweights where a miniature world is created and captured in glass. These pieces capture a landscape feature and miniaturize it into a kiln-cast glass piece.