Art Installation at the 2013 Cleveland Ingenuityfest – Sept. 20 – 22, 2013

Cover of Cleveland Plain Dealer Friday Magazine September 20, 2013

My artwork ‘Three Comma One’ on cover of Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper Friday Section, September 20, 2013

2013 Cleveland Ingenuityfest - Andrew Reach art Installation

My architectural background comes into the work “Seven Model Citizens”.  Within a vocabulary of symbols suggestive of computer code, seven anthropomorphic architectonic constructions are lined up, at once symbolizing individuality and rigid conformity. The blocky formed monoliths conform to a grid where they must reside, yet, each is still unique. The antenna appendage on their heads represents the untethered power we now possess to be connected with smart phones and Wi-Fi.

ingenuityfest_installation-model2Model Citizen, 2013
Assembled 3d Prints


In the artwork, the model citizens are represented as flattened and two dimensional but each lives in another 3D world. One of them rendered with 3d printing technology was on display.


The works “Three Comma One” & “Restricted Propulsion” (right to left) represent my left brain and right brain, on a collision course with each other. Grids and symbols, numbers and letters alluding to architectural and engineering drawings (from my left brain) coexist with colorful geometric abstraction (from my right brain).




The word Reformabit is latin to transform or reshape. The works “Reformabit 1” and “Reformabit 2” are  studies of relationships of geometric parts all working in harmony to make a dynamic system. They suggest a vocabulary of abstracted engineering drawings. These constructions are also about energy and movement. Again, these works represent a meeting of the two sides of my brain, a balancing act of engineering and creativity.

Model Citizen 3D model for 3D Printing

I first created a series of “Model Citizens” in 2D, first incorporated into my digital print “7 Model Citizens”. I’ve been wanting to delve into the world of 3D printing to create sculptures and these objects are my first experiments with this technology. I created this model with the 3d program Sketchup. I will be having this first model printed on a Makerbot Replicator 2. I hope to have this model ready for the Ingenuity Cleveland 2013 Festival.

For those uniniated with 3D printing, below is an excerpt from Wikipedia:
Additive manufacturing
 or 3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. 3D printing is also considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes).