Circling about….

Sometimes it seems like nothing is happening and then everything does. Circle has been a constant source of learning, design and testing. Finally I am at a point where the frame, base and arm all could be put together. My friend Jorge has done an amazing job with the metal work. He has taught me so much about working with metal and really made this whole project a nice time. We have spent a lot of time working on it and had a lot of fun.  These photos don’t even tell the story of all the design work that occurred on this project. The bracket for the two servo motors is still in work, but that will bolt on this weekend and I will be testing software all weekend.

Circle main view

Circle main view

The colors have worked out really nicely too.  Here’s a detail about that.
Detail of colors

Detail of colors

I’m really looking forward to running this weekend and seeing what it produces. I’m also almost done with the random processes that will define the circles it creates.  I’m hopeful that the first circles will be interesting and looking forward to writing new software that utilizes other features of this piece to create new artworks. I already have an idea for a continually spinning pen set that loops as it moves through the space.
  1. #1 by Pam Milchrist on January 22, 2010 - 11:31 am

    “Circling About” looks to be one of your best pieces yet. Structurally, the design is attractive and intriguing. The metal work is clean and flows well. The underlying concept of unlimited creativity is a message that should resonate well with those who appreciate the human potential for learning and creating. I can’t wait to see the completed project. Congratulations—well done!

  2. #2 by carol ghilardi on February 2, 2010 - 9:07 am

    Dear Dave,

    I have known you forever and you always manage to surprise me with your unlimited imagination and talent.

    I love your latest project. c.j.

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