Friday, October 7, 2011

Sculpture and Computer Modeling

 Seldom has bad news looked so good.
An architect friend submitted a proposal for a building redesign incorporating my paper cut designs into safety railing and sun screens. My designs were not chosen, (damn!) but just seeing them computer rendered as architectural elements makes me very happy. Just look at the shadows they make!

Papercut designs by Patrick Gracewood ©2011
I've had this idea for a long time of taking the intricacies of paper into steel for gates and screens that are functional but also beautiful, but lacked the computer skills.

Solution? Find someone who does! Problem solved.
Seeing these renews my commitment to making shadows.


Susan Roux said...

Wow I think you have something here! Your art opens to a whole new level! Think shadows...

I look forward to what you'll come up with next.

(note: your images do not come up in the blog list. Can you please enable it in your settings?)

John M. Casteline said...

I really like your designs and the shadows they produce. Lately, I have been into Japanese crests (or gamon), and using them in wood carving. Your designs remind me of them.

Patrick Gracewood said...

Susan, Thank you, I'll look into why my images aren't showing.
Next step for me is to think larger than individual units, to see how a pattern would look spread over feet/yards of a building.

Patrick Gracewood said...

John, Thank you for visiting again. Much of my style training has come from looking at patterns in all the Japanese arts. They are masters at pattern on pattern.
(The only other culture that pattern intense is Islamic-especially their ceramic and calligraphic patterns.

Delphine said...

It is wonderful. I adore. I want the same on my terrace !