Hello fellow internet-er,
As always life is busy, and the warm months are the craziest. I have been keeping busy with family, friends and art. Since my last update, and as of writing this, I have completed six exterior murals, some interior work, and a few things that I am referring to as “interventions” for the time being. I have done a number of commission works, participated in a few group shows, had two solo shows.
This means I have a lot of new work that I need to post here. I am starting to sort and edit photos, and will be preparing to get everything up to date here on the page as we move into the colder months. I wish I was better at this, but I am not, and mural season is always so hectic.
I do update my Instagram regularly so you can always check that out to see what I am working on.
I have been busy working on this show and finishing up my largest mural I have done, so I will have many new images up soon. My new show opens this Friday at Hot Pop and I am excited to share what I have been working on.
Hot Pop 201 N. Water street Opening this Friday the 2nd from 7-10pm
show runs till January 14th
My good friend and former studio mate Lindsay Marx was commissioned by the city of West Allis to create a mural that depicted the hometown sensibilities and growth of the city. She did a fantastic job creating the design but needed a little help making it into a full size wall painting. She asked Mark and myself for help with that, I had a blast lending my knowledge and working with my friends. We were able to power through the entire thing in 6ish days, we had to deal with rain at a couple of points which slowed us down a bit. End results are fantastic though. Located at the corner of 83rd and National Ave.
I have been creating patterns and using them to generate machine code to run a CNC router. This has resulted in some interesting objects cut from plywood that I painted. Following that I decided to take them out into the world and see how that looked.There is certainly a great deal of room for exploration with this idea. I can’t wait to see what the other versions look like out in the world.
My final design for the handle for Race Torch. The trigger lights up when the device is active and ready to use.
The door for the batteries open.
The handle opened up to show the electronics. Everything fits together easily, but with little room to spare.
All of the core components that make up Race Torch. The bluetooth receiver, light and audio generator integrate into a stand that is not shown.
In this project I was teamed up with three mechanical engineers and two electrical engineers. The goal of the project was to create a device that could replace a starting pistol in a track or swim meet. We had quite a few criteria that we had to meet, and a budget that we had to stay under.
Some of the early electronics
Prototyping bluetooth receiver
Soldered motherboard and bluetooth
Early render of possible handle
Handle version one that was SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) printed.