Friday, March 14, 2014

Ethan Conlon: Serial Slicing

Created in Rhino, these serial sliced forms were used to explore symmetry and negative space in a 3D modeled form.  The first of these sculptures was inspired by the shape of seed pods and fruit, exploring the abilities of digital forms to replicate organic forms.

Bolting the sliced horizontal sections together allowed me to twist the shape once the sections were assembled

This initial exploration of serial sliced form led to the development of a second form, designed to be held together with steel wire.  Wire was chosen for the flexibility that it would lend the form, as well as the tension that it could supply in order to hold the sculpture together.  After some experimentation with the physical sculpture, the form was further manipulated from its digital shape to create a dramatic archway.

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