This group of fifteen laser fabricated reliefs extract shapes, details and patterning from quadrants of a master digital drawing used as the visual foundation for our motion-sensor installation. Done in collaboration with electronic artist Libi Rose, the abstracted landscapes, topographic maps and amorphous forms found within architectures structural grids become layered relief topographies describing our subject’s dimensional attributes.
These pieces, one of four bodies of work in the exhibition Reflections within the Transitioning Grid, further accentuate the connection between the installation and the printed objects. This is achieved by relating all of the works by their subjects, grids, lines, shapes, layering and their physical creation via laser cutting. Specific areas of the master drawing were pared down to basic structures void of color, patterning and detail. Emphasizing the depth, lines and shapes made by cast shadows, the reliefs were designed and fabricated on a laser cutter using white mat board. The boards were then layered in varying heights to make contoured vector-cut planes. Through lighting changes prompted by motion sensors, the linear activity of cast shadows is constantly in flux, creating different compositions from the viewers’ movements. Hung on the outside walls of the related interior installation, the viewer gets a modified preview of what is yet to come.