Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
La Frontera Catalogue has arrived!
The catalogue is beautiful, my piece is featured along with my colleagues, Demitra Thomloudis, Barbara Knuth and professor Wedny Maruyama.
Photo of front cover and spread of Restrain neckpiece:
From Velvet da Vinci's Facebook I have found
a video clip about La Frontera exhibition.
Restrain piece was featured on Univision please check it out:
Opening at San Francisco is August 16th, Friday 2013.
See you there!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
SDSU @ Meta-Mosaic: 2013 SNAG Conference:
Congratulations to all 23 pieces that were chosen for SNAG's annual juried student exhibition!
Restrain was chosen, currently being shown at SNAG conference's student juried exhibition.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
|Two of our undergrads and two graduates has been awarded.|
Congrats to Rene Henry, Eirene Mavromichalis,
Demitra Ryan-Thomloudis & Tammy Young Eun Kim!
|Seth Papac and I|
- President's Purchase Award
- Provost's Purchase Award
- PSFA Dean's Purchase Award
- Extended Studies Purchase Award
- Aztec Shops Purchase Award
- A&L Dean's Purchase Award
- Design Innovation Institute Award
- Meritorious Award SDSU Art Council
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Last semester I took Digital Fabrication with Matt Hebert. I really enjoyed it so since then I have been working more in the Rhino program. I have always been very passionate about computer programs and now digital fabrication has finally come to me as a new set of skill. It's been very exciting since then as I now use digital rendering to my new metal/jewelry work.
The furniture program at my school, SDSU, offers Digital Fabrication class; they have CNC machine, 3D printer and a digital scanner. This semester I am taking an Independent class with Matt to continue this practice. I was curious about the scanner so Matt decided to show me to test it. Last semester I played with silicon; from flat sheets to casted forms I constructed solid and sheet silicon in my work. So I brought one of my casted silicon form that I made last time: placed it on the scanner's tray and let the red laser beam do the work.
(Right image) The black dots on the silicon surface are registration marks so when merging various images they help to match
This is an scanned image out of three others
This is the final scanned image after merging three different images. However, you can control and scan more views for more detail. Since this was a first try to see how the scanner works we only scanned three views; each took about 20 mins to scan but I was told that it can take from 30 mins or more. It all depends on the object, as you can see this silicon is very small but you can scan large objects with this scanner. The class TA, Shane was actually scanning his face for fun but I wouldn't stare at the red laser beams!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
On our last update I have test-cut the joinery on CNC machine to ensure the fitting of the table legs with its base. Since then I have made a minor adjustments on the design of the joinery design for a invisible fit. After checking my file and have set the tool paths, it's time to cut the actual pieces of this Gem Table project on the CNC machine!
|Using the smallest round bit|
the first layer (engraving) has been cut
|Finished view of the engraving|
|They are ready to be assembled!|
Using a mallet I have gently hammer down four legs to the base, half way open so that I can fit the table top and the ring on the top portion of the table. Carefully hammering four sides, I have "prong set" the table top and the ring.
|A view to show the legs and its base|
The Gem Table has been assembled successfully~