Saturday, February 18, 2017

Blacksmithing school week 5

Blacksmithing school week 3 and 4

Monday, January 30, 2017

Cheapmeat is at school!

Week 3 was all about more forging basics.

and I made a doodle in my note book real. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Cheapmeat is at college!

In Haliburton Ontario. I'm enrolled in the Artist Blacksmith program at the Haliburton School of Art and Design.

Week one was all about drawing.

Week two was all about forging basics.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Extracurricular art activities

Me and the set I made for an Ace Art fundraiser February 2014. Photo by Dominique Rey.

Diana Thorneycroft and myself chat about art for a video shoot documenting artists and art making by the Starry Night Exchange.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Bliss Point with Natalie Doonan.

In collaboration with Hedonistika at the Musee D'art Contemporain in Montreal May 23-June 1. Part of BIAN 2014.

Curiousity cabinets.

Pink sugar rock crystal.

The Queen's blessing of Redpath Sugar.

Tracy Woodward's sculpted heart and pancreas cast in candy.

The Bliss Point logo with raw cane sugar stalks.

Lollies with LEDs.

Gummy candy.

Sugar rock crystal growing on RGB LED.

3d printer prints a face in sugar.

Our set up in the gallery with Alex running scanner.

New kind of kitchen.

Monday, November 04, 2013

on my bench

Recently I did a cardboard, duct tape and hot glue robot making workshop with the kids and adults at Art City. I hacked RC control parts and servo motors to make a moving platform so they could build the robot body on top. We set up an obstacle course at the RoboHop Halloween party and everyone got a chance to race.  Pictured is a robot body made by super crafting artist Tracy Woodward. 

You can teach and old dog new tricks!   Yup, who would of thought 25 years ago when I started to become a professional artist that I would be learning this now. Pictured is my first design drawn in 3D and  printed out on our 3D printer.  Which we(Natalie Doonan, my Montreal collaborator) built in Montreal. See this post.  It's a small step in our research towards building an installation.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Montreal - 3D printer build workshop

I took the train from Toronto to Montreal to participate in a 2 day 3D printer building workshop with my Hedonistika collaborator Natalie .  This event is part of our research for our food and technology project which will be produced for an exhibition at Elektra in Montreal sometime in May 2014.The workshop/build party was hosted by Voxel Factory.  They provided lunch and beers as part of the day. Intense good times. My mind is filled up and overflowing today.

Day 1 morning, box of parts.

Ready to go day 1 morning. 

Workshop participants near end of day 1
Dual extruders being assembled.
Our machine
partially assembled.

End of day 2, test print!