KodamaBebop

3D Printing & Original Art

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KodamaBebop

3D Printing & Original Art

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Announcement    For the latest of Kodama Bebop Fraintings and other Artwork!
https://www.instagram.com/kodamabebop/

Hello, world!
I've designed and 3D Printed my own frames, for my original artwork. It's the analog side with a digital twist. There's the big frame and the Mini-Fridge Frame, both hand-painted.

The Prints are a combination of digital painting, collage making, and overall tinkering but are NOT FOR DOWNLOAD.

Coming Soon!
Physical duplicates of Analog Paintings and a whole lot more :)

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Last updated on Feb 27, 2020

For the latest of Kodama Bebop Fraintings and other Artwork!
https://www.instagram.com/kodamabebop/

Hello, world!
I've designed and 3D Printed my own frames, for my original artwork. It's the analog side with a digital twist. There's the big frame and the Mini-Fridge Frame, both hand-painted.

The Prints are a combination of digital painting, collage making, and overall tinkering but are NOT FOR DOWNLOAD.

Coming Soon!
Physical duplicates of Analog Paintings and a whole lot more :)

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Kodama Bebop 3D Printing & Original Art

Human (me)
+ Robot (3d Printer named Bones)
+ Computer (3D CAD Frame blueprint design)
+ Fridge
= Poof! Kodama Bebop Artwork!

FRAINTING is not a typo, it's a Fridge Painting. A painting for your Fridge.
 
This project attempts to bring a creativity-generating creation through the physical means of a magnetized 8x7.4in PLA-3D printed frame, around spray/acrylic pigmentation on watercolor paper. A fridge painting! A Frainting!

The goal is to bring some creativity & beauty into your life, every time you go for mango or cold pizza.

The Art

I think there are 4 things in our universe we can't create or destroy; time, space, matter, and energy. Death and Birth are conversations between matter to energy but I think that music/art is at the very boundaries between the world of Muses (Energy) and humans (Matter).

Whereas we might be 99 percent matter (our noses and butts) and 1 percent energy (electricity in our nerves, cells and brains) maybe it's possible there could exist our opposite, made up of 99 percent energy and 1 percent matter (maybe a shadow just out of peripheral view?).

These Fraintings are polaroids of that place. ​Maybe that border between our realities is a mirror that reflects our deeper soul, made of quantum potential water. Maybe when we paint, or start a Tejano band, it's our attempts of dipping our hands into this river of silence and bringing something tangible back from that place of dreams and inspired madness... and they come in the form of Fraintings for your Fridge!

The Frankenstein Music Process

Alex Vervoordt said it best.
"When I see an object, I don't think it's just the beauty because when it's just only beautiful, I find it a bit superficial. I think the spirit of the object attracts me more." ​- A.V.

To give the painting its own special identity and soul, firstly I play music through a speaker so that the frequencies of the music converges with the frame at ground zero where and when it goes from a liquid to solid-state. Maybe some of that gets frozen.

Next, I play drums to give it a heartbeat, then piano to give it a nervous system, and finally I sing and play guitar (covers I love) to give the Composition its own special soul.

The Frame Itself

3D printing is to the second coming Renessaince, what the pencil and printing press were to the first one, quite a few Thursdays ago. 3D printing compared to traditional mold manufacturing is like carpentry to construction work.

Imagine a strand of plastic (like fishing line) that's almost 23 feet long, compact and melted into a Painting Frame. That's 3d printing!

Unlike traditional mold manufacturing, these frames didn't come out of some oven with thousands of replicas. The digital file may be the same family tree, but each physical Frame is one of a kind, with its own tiny details and personality.
 
The paper is watercolor and I use airbrush paints, spray paints, acrylic and whatever else I find.
After fine-tuning 20 prototypes, the first Frame sits at
207 mm x 188 x 7.3 mm
or 8 in x 7.4 in x 0.29 in

To reduce the environmental footprint, each frame is made with ONLY 10 percent infill material. That means that 90 percent of the frame is literally empty space, which is why it's so light yet very strong. 
 
If you hold it up to the light, you can see the inner structures and empty space within.

Bio & Name

3D Printing goes back to Hideo Kodama, who was the first to really get it going, but his patent application didn't work out, and 3 years later Charles Hull got history going.
 
"Kodama" also means "Forest Spirit" and are the heavily referenced unnamed creatures from Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke (the little guys in the trees) and are a sign of health. They represent what I believe to be the world of Muses, Inspiration, and artwork, that world of energy, one painting at a time. 

Though the pronoun "I" has been used sporadically, I don't feel that I, the artist, is as important as the artwork and though in the future I might add more information, all that I'll say for now is that I live in North Texas with my chunky cattle dog Bebop. She's also the inspiration behind the Kodama Bebop crossbones. 

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    I live in North Texas with my cattle dog, SRV Satchmo "Bebop".

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