SWARMS is a body of works that apply the latest technology in robotics, media art and fiber science, to construct kinetic art installations. The patterns correspond to biological species’ behaviour, such as migratory patterns and food chain relationships, to raise awareness about the local ecosystem. Abstracted scientific data becomes audible, visible and tangible through a playful choreography that is both organic and mechanical.
The project has been in development for three years, and has materialized into several PROTOTYPES. The NEXT ITERATION will debut on MAY 25th, 2019 inside a grain elevator at Silo City, in Buffalo, New York.
Created with support from the New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Program, the Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center’s Equipment Access Grant, Arts Services Initiative of WNY, Rigidized Metals Corporation, and the University at Buffalo Departments of Art, Architecture, Engineering and Media Study.
A collection of sculptures inspired by the underground mineral caves located in Chihuahua, Mexico (northern highlands).
Continuing my explorations started at the Crafting the Future workshop (Dutch Electronic Arts Festival) in Rotterdam, I am currently designing a series of new works, ranging from jewelry/wearable sculptures, to interactive sculptures and installations using polymers and fibres. I am interested in conveying the high density and weighted volume of the caves with unconventional, lightweight materials.
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A COLLECTION OF INK DRAWINGS, WIRE SCULPTURES AND MIX-MEDIA INSTALLATIONS PORTRAYING THE BATHYMETRY OF LAKE ERIE.
Lake Erie, part of the Great Lakes in the Northeastern United States, is one of the most important water sources in North America, yet little is known by the general population in terms of its unique shape, qualities, benefits and ecological issues. This series delves into the topic through several media, to emphasise the importance of natural resource management at the local level.