In 2010 my crafting addiction took off
DeVos showed me his way of
making George Hart's 72 pencils creation. It is a
challenging construction, and I set out to simplify it so that
more people could enjoy it.
Along the way I made some show pieces, as well as kits. Here
are a few of the stories behind the sculptures.
Here is a seemingly innocent set of computer instructions which
produce remarkably organic looking images. The idea is to "randomly"
select the colour of each pixel on the canvas so that it is similar to
the colours of other pixels close to it. Go to this article for some more details about how it works.
Try the Random Canvas generator yourself by pressing the buttons a
Remember: Each new image you see has NEVER been created or seen
before. If you like it, then drag it to your desktop! If you make a
really nice one, or if you like this, I'd love to hear from you!
I made this in 2011, using the laser cutter at
the Maker Space, in
Victoria, BC. The octahedron's faces are cut from acrylic, using
a vector graphic I generated with a computer, python script. The
sculpture was quite fragile, and it was dismantled when I tried to
turn it into something else.
I revisited this in 2012, to create my puzzle kit,
"Chiastix". See my ebay store to get one for yourself.