Monday, August 9, 2010

Art From the Future

The institution at which I am a graduate student happens to be home to a
Super Spizzy Neutromatic Space-Age Machine From the Future!




Aka a LASER cutter!
(Link here for a video example!)




Basically, you draw something out on the computer, and then the machine cuts or scores your drawing onto all kinds of stuff; paper, plastic, wood ...

For us school kids, it's meant for making architectural models.


But I'm obsessed with it, and I sneak in and cut allllll kinds of wondrous things ...
(I've even got a mini Etsy page to prove it!)


But recently I was feeling more artsy.

I decided to draw a Chinese painting inspired design and just burn it onto some lovely bass wood I had lying around:


Then I gave 'er a bit of color ...




I really like the way it's looking, and I've already got zillions of ideas for other designs I'd like to do.

Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to hang/frame it yet!

4 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic! I can't really see how rough the edges look... but I would think that you could probaly just paint the edges and hang it as is rather than framing it.

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  2. Looks great! I'd leave it unframed, and hang it with rope or ribbon.

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  3. Thanks! I did decide to stick with the raw edges, and have hung it up with a bit of twine.

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