In Print – ARTIST USES THINK[BOX] TO SHIFT INTO NEW DIMENSION – Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering 2014-2015 Annual Report

The School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University produces a beautiful annual report each year about the schools achievements, research, engineering and other advances the school has made in it’s past year and also has features about selected projects from the school. I’m pleased that my project “Model Citizens” was featured in the article “Artist Uses Thinkbox to Shift Into New Dimension” by Jacqueline Fitch.

Andrew Reach article in Case Western Reserve University Annual Report

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Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering Annual Report "Artist Uses ThinkBox To Shift Into New Dimension

 

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Screenshot of Autodesk Inventor 3D Solid Modeling Software
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3D rendering of virtual model
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3D rendering of virtual model
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3D rendering of virtual model
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CAD File for Stainless Steel Laser Cut Plate

 

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3d Printers at Thinkbox

 

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Shopbot CNC Router at Thinkbox cutting maple parts

 

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Model Citizens being assembled

3D – Printing Sculptures Produced Through Grant from the Ohio Arts Council at Case Western Reserve University Think[box]

Thanks to the Ohio Arts Council & Thinkbox Inovation Center at Case Western Reserve University for their support in making possible my mixed media sculptures “Model Citizens”. The Ohio Arts Council provided funding through a grant and Thinkbox provided their facilities, equipment and support to help make them a reality.

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The following is an excerpt from article “Second Life” by Josh Usmani in Cleveland Scene Magazine, December 31, 2014, about exhibition “Bits In Pieces” at Maria Neil Art Project in the Waterloo Arts District in Cleveland:

Bits in Pieces includes Reach’s latest large-scale, geometric digital prints, smaller “whimsies” (as Reach refers to them) and new 3-D printed mixed media sculptures, called Model Citizens. “I wanted to explore ways of making sculpture digitally,” says Reach. “I’ve been enjoying the process of working with 3D printing. I’m mixing other digital fabrication technology into them; parts in wood are cut on a CNC Router that is basically a cutting robot, and the stainless steel base has its pattern laser cut on a laser cutter, another cutting robot.

“In my quest to embrace technology to have a voice, I am just beginning to embark to explore this technology in my art,” he continues. “As an architect, three-dimensional form is always in the background. Making sculptures would be too physically demanding. But when I first learned of 3-D printing it occurred to me that here was a medium that I could produce sculpture without the physicality involved, thus giving me a new avenue of creative expression.”

 

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artwork “Seven Model Citizens” (digital print on canvas) was inspiration for 3D Model Citizens

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Concept Sketches

 

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Screenshot of Autodesk Inventor 3D Solid Modeling Software
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3D rendering of virtual model
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3D rendering of virtual model
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3D rendering of virtual model
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3D rendering of virtual model
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CAD File for Stainless Steel Laser Cut Plate
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3d Printers at Thinkbox
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Shopbot CNC Router at Thinkbox cutting maple parts
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Model Citizens being assembled

Fly Around Animation of Model Citizen Type C2

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My exploration of my “Model Citizens” continues with this new variation. I am creating my 3d models using autodesk Inventor Pro 2014. This animation was created and rendered also with autodesk inventor. This is the first part of the process to realizing these as sculpture where they will be rendered using 3d printing technology. The different parts will be printed separately and then assembled.