3D CNC Studies: “All Ears” + “I Am Providence”
In June 2013 I spent a week guruing at the Fab Lab at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft. While I was there I took some of my favorite 3D scans and routed them out of walnut on the ShopBot CNC router. I was pleased with the way the scans machined and I have decided to use these pieces as studies for two larger works: “All Ears” and “I Am Providence”. I have not decided what to do with the “Anatomical Heart” scan yet, although I am sure it will become part of something.
Study for “I am Providence”
Scan of the gothic fountain outside the Providence Athenaeum machined in walnut on a CNC router. June 2013.
A cleaned and repaired scan of the Gothic fountain located outside the Providence Athenaeum at 251 Benefit Street in Providence Rhode Island. A cleaned and repaired scan of the Gothic fountain located outside the Providence Athenaeum at 251 Benefit Street in Providence Rhode Island. The scan was taken using 123D Catch: 123dapp.com/catch
The fountain was built in 1873 from funds donated by Mrs. Anna Richmond. Fed directly from the Pawtuxet River, the words “Come here everyone that thirsteth” are carved into the granite. Legend has it that visitors who drink the water are sure to return.
This library was founded in 1831, built in 1837, and opened on July 11, 1838. The writers Edgar Allen Poe, Sarah Helen Whitman and H.P. Lovecraft were all frequent visitors to the Athenaeum.
Study for “All Ears”
A mashup of repeating human ear scans machined in walnut on a CNC router - June 2013
3D scan machined in walnut on a CNC router - June 2013
Scan of a anatomical heart sculpture that my husband acquired during his RISD days. This started out as a cast glass piece by Miraim Ewers. Last year during Fab Academy I had made a negative of it using Flex wax and then cast it in hydrostone as shown here: blog.kaziunas.com/?p=5147 I also cast the heart in urethane rubber.
It was the rubber heart that I actually scanned with 123D Catch to create this model. The raw scan is available here: 123dapp.com/obj-Catch/Anatomical-Heart/915340