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I spent my childhood fascinated by science fiction and have always had a passion for both art and science. I was constantly taking random things apart to figure out how they worked and how they were made. My first project was repairing a broken toaster and by the time I was old enough to drive I was rebuilding my own car from the ground up. To me there's always been a strong connection between technology and art: as new tools are developed, new ways of expressing creativity are born.

When I suddenly found myself unemployed at the age of 45, I also finally had the time to develop an idea which had been in the back of my mind for a while. I enlisted the help of my trusty robotic minion, a computer controlled laser cutter I'd built years ago for another project, and started producing complex 3-dimensional artworks out of scrap materials and reclaimed lamp parts. I made the first ones…

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  • Joined January 15, 2012

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I spent my childhood fascinated by science fiction and have always had a passion for both art and science. I was constantly taking random things apart to figure out how they worked and how they were made. My first project was repairing a broken toaster and by the time I was old enough to drive I was rebuilding my own car from the ground up. To me there's always been a strong connection between technology and art: as new tools are developed, new ways of expressing creativity are born.

When I suddenly found myself unemployed at the age of 45, I also finally had the time to develop an idea which had been in the back of my mind for a while. I enlisted the help of my trusty robotic minion, a computer controlled laser cutter I'd built years ago for another project, and started producing complex 3-dimensional artworks out of scrap materials and reclaimed lamp parts. I made the first ones for fun, mostly just to pass the time while I was looking for another job. Before long though, my friends began asking me to make pieces for them. Everyone kept telling me I should get them out in the world...so here they are!

I like to utilize positive & negative space in my sculptures to create illusionary forms that change depending on viewpoint. I also enjoy playing with the patterns of light & shadow that are cast by the sculpture and how these effects can change the atmosphere and mood of a room. I use the term 'Illuminated Sculpture' because my designs are intended as simply decorative room accents which include their own illumination...unlike everyday 'lamps' which are intended to provide more utilitarian lighting. My designs are first created on the computer as 3D models based around whatever parts I have available. Then I cut all the panels with my CNC laser system, stain or paint the parts and finally assemble the finished piece. Most of my designs interlock in such a way that they require no glue or fasteners to hold them together.

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