I spent the spring at TED this year, working on developing a VR piece about Coney Island’s Luna Park, and writing a talk about how technology has shaped entertainment. Cramming a TED talk into six minutes was no easy feat. The idea was to look back at the past as a lens to consider how […]Read More TED Talk: Why I Built a Time Machine!
This post is a follow up to a previous one about techniques that I have been exploring to transfer digital designs into cast glass objects. This began last year at a fellowship at Wheaton Arts’ Creative Glass Center of America and was expanded upon this year while teaching at Pilchuck Glass School and in a workshop at Detroit’s College of Creative […]Read More Custom Glass Castings from Digital Designs
I was recently at the Brooklyn Museum for the opening of the exhibit Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008. Its a great exhibit and I encourage everyone to go check it out! While there, I took the time to take pictures of several objects to use to generate 3D models of a few Coney Island Artifacts, […]Read More 3D Scanning at the Brooklyn Museum
Ray Adams shot me again in Luna Park and I’m really happy with the results, WDYT?Read More New Portrait by Raymond Adams
It’s been months in the making but I was able to update the installation at the Coney Island Museum today with the Helter Skelter Building. I plan to have a reception event at the museum on Memorial Day, so stay tuned!Read More 3D Printed Luna Park’s Latest Addition is the Helter Skelter!
I wrote recently about being selected for a Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship, but thought it was about time to show off some experimental castings I made there last fall that helped get me the fellowship. Last Summer I blogged a first test of this process, but this Fall I was able to do […]Read More A Process for Glass Casting from 3D Printed Positives
Raymond Adams (http://www.raymondadams.net/) is a photographer friend who I met out in Coney Island. He’s been shooting in the neighborhood for while now and was a Kickstarter backer of Coney Island Scan-A-Rama. He recently came out to meet me in Coney and shot some nice portraits of me in the installation of Luna Park at the […]Read More New Luna Park Photos By Raymond Adams
I’m pleased to announce that I have been selected as a 2015 Fellowship recipient at Wheaton Arts’ Creative Glass Center of America to pursue a body of work based on techniques I have been developing to cast glass from 3D printed positives. I plan to use the fellowship pursue works on themes of Heaven and Hell. These […]Read More Announcing The Great Fredini as a Recipient of Creative Glass Center of America’s 2015 Artist Fellowship!
Its not just a Beatles song… the Helter Skelter was a slide ride at Thompson & Dundy’s Luna Park in Coney Island from about 1907-1915. Its the next part of the model I will be 3D printing to tie together the two pieces of boardwalk I have already completed. I’m starting to grapple with how […]Read More The Helter Skelter
I began work on a newer, more detailed sculpt of Luna Park’s Electric Tower last summer, completing the digital sculpt in September, but its taken a while to get it printed and now its finally assembled. There’s some sanding and a few decorative corbels left to glue on but I hope to install it in the […]Read More Luna Park’s Electric Tower, 3D Printed