Sculptures begin as drawings
The first steps are sketches of systems that share natural and man made qualities. Each project becomes a balance of nature & technology.
When designing Base Pairs 01, I imagined I was looking down the center line of a DNA double helix – the 4 bases repeated – giving that pattern of 8 that acts like a skeleton for the other shapes. These other shapes are architectural mutations that I imagine maintain the system, like a city building itself.
Drawings are scanned then digital rebuilt in CAD/CAM format. The individual parts are either 3D printed or cut from a CNC machine.
The timelapse below shows how I use templates to drill mounting holes, then attach each part in sequence to the baseboard.
The completed piece stands 8ft square and 4in deep. Galvanized steel connections and industrial enamel make it suitable for indoor or outdoor display.