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3D virtual gallery experiment

I recently upgraded my cellphone. As a promotion, they gave me a VR headset. The experience was a lot better than I imagined it would be. It inspired me to use my 3D modeling skills to create a virtual gallery to showcase some of my artwork.


This is an experimental piece…just an example, but I can already tell that it is interesting to me for a few reasons:

The sensation is similar to seeing a work of art in person.

Being a ‘virtual’ space, I can showcase my real work beside digital in a way that isn’t possible in reality.

I have a lot of friends who can’t visit my studio or gallery in real life, this gives them a chance to see the work…almost in person.
So I hope you all are as excited as me about this. And if you don’t have a headset, you can see me in reality this Saturday at the Duveneck art show in Covington, KY. See you there!

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my first attempt at projection mapping – video


I was first introduced to the idea of projection mapping last year at Cincinnati’s Lumenocity event at Music hall.

Two days ago, I premiered a series of animated projections for a live performance featuring Sarah Wood.

Since then, i’ve been fiddling with the projector, and trying to ‘map’ an existing room, to see if i can use colors and animations to transform the space.

I mapped a VERY crooked painting that was on my wall…so that the painting is illuminated with light…and then i placed an animation in the background. I cover the projector with my hand a few times, so you can see the wall without the light.

I think this test is a good proof of concept, and soon, I will map an entire wall at my gallery, and do something amazing. Stay tuned!

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Dreadful Snake

I have been working with Sarah Wood to create animations to play during her live concert.

One song is about a ‘dreadful snake’-it took me a few tries to get the snake motion right but i am pretty happy with this motion, even though snakes creep me out:

snakes

If you want to see the performance live (and you do!) , mark your calendars for August 23 at 8pm in Morehead, KY.

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Dog Watering The Lawn

I’m in “animation mode” in the studio, and here’s my latest…it’s my dog, ‘Little Grrl’, watering the lawn.

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Cabin In The Woods

I have been building on yesterday’s animation, and combined a few different things to make this little animation:

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I added a few patterns to the quilt animation, then added some colors and used the pattern as a background for a ‘cabin in the woods’. I also added some twinkling stars, and smoke coming from the chimney.

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Quilt Square Animation

I’m working on an animation project that will use some Appalachian themes. It must have quilt squares…so I came up with this:

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Pink Girly Animation for my sister

I made this for my sister.  We just learned that she is pregnant with a little girl, so I wanted to make her something in pink.
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This game above is simple, and shouldn’t need instructions, but you can use the photo below for clues.

april showers bringing may flowers