Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Details and Finishing

sanded, painted, and coated box

The completed box.

Where Sound Becomes Sight

I found a real simple wiring to achieve my goals for this project. I didn't even need to use a breadboard, which can be helpful in future, smaller configurations. This is powered by a 9 volt adapter. Instead of a single LED a strip is used.

Connected and working.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

We got the beat.

Anytime changes must be made within a project, it is important to assess the possible reasons behind change and use that knowledge to shape any further work. While I am excited by the work others are able to do, I needed to acknowledge my current limitations and devise a plan that will work with what I know and how it can be applied to the art I am making. Light and transparency have been at the core of much of the work I have been creating, so I decided to experiment with some acrylic and the kiln.

After creating several different forms, I chose the one that best resembles the flow of sound and light. I built a simple box form that will eventually house my electronics and showcase the ellegant form.

Since I knew I did not want the electronic portion of the sculpture to be seen, other than the light from the LEDs, I sandblasted the acrylic to give it a frosted look.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Synthesized Synesthesia

After stumbling with my initial idea, I was forced to go back to the drawing board and figure out what I could create to satisfy my current prompt. After some failures with servos, I wanted to say away from the kinetic possibilities of the project and focus more on the interactive portion. Since I already purchased a 300 light strip of LEDs and many of my ideations centered around the use of them, it would not be hard to come up with a new plan.

In  a attempt to find where sculpture and technology can cohabit without one overpowering the other I wanted to explore light and the distortion of it. A beautiful form can be made from the simple melting and shaping of an acrylic sheet, add a little light from some L.E.D.s and some music and  a truly poetic piece may emerge. Audio Visualization. A synthesized synesthesia.