National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Quilt [COMMISSIONED MAP]
|| 10/16/2009 || 3:11 pm || + Render A Comment || ||
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After making eight different drafts, the client liked a modified version the best. Using derivative imagery from Draft #4, I was able to create the map above. It features the area around the fountain at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The client is having this map printed at 20″ x 16″ so the final printed version will look slightly different than the version above. As always, contact me if you interested in having a custom map created for you.
View the Google Map of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
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Domespace Versus The Dymaxion House
|| 11/8/2008 || 6:22 pm || Comments Off on Domespace Versus The Dymaxion House || ||
Undated photograph of the Dymaxion House
In November of 2007, I visited the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan with my family. Of all the exhibits that I saw, my favorite was Buckminster Fuller‘s Dymaxion House.
The house was conceived as way to help the airline industries transition away from airplane manufacturing in the post-World War Two era. The Dymaxion House was designed as a prefabricated metal house that could be delivered directly to buyers. Since it was only a prototype, there were only three were made and only the Dymaxion House at the Henry Ford Museum still survives.
The other day I stumbled on the Domespace building design and after watching the video videos below, I can help seeing the interesting parallels between the two designs.
They are both:
â€¢ Internally customizable
â€¢ Environmentally friendly
â€¢ Can rotate along with the sun
However, there are some interesting differences:
â€¢ The Dymaxion House used aluminum for the exterior and much of interior furnishings
â€¢ The Domespace is constructed primarily out of wood
â€¢ The Dymaxion House was supported top down from one central pole
â€¢ The Domespace is built from the ground up
â€¢ The Dymaxion House is a relic of mid-twentieth technology
â€¢ You can buy the Domespace right now!
Watch these videos to get a better ideal of the design:
Someday I’d love to have a hybrid of the two houses on a big plot of land with a nice view :-)
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Concentric Quilt NE
|| 12/6/2007 || 1:54 pm || Comments Off on Concentric Quilt NE || ||
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Read more about this series here.
Los Alamitos Circle Quilt #3
|| 9/15/2007 || 4:09 pm || Comments Off on Los Alamitos Circle Quilt #3 || ||
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Using this portion of the Los Alamitos Quilt #2, I created a derivative tessellation to create this map.
View the Google Map Los Alamitos Circle in Long Beach, California.
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Buena Park Mandala
|| 8/15/2005 || 7:22 am || Comments Off on Buena Park Mandala || ||
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I really don’t dig how this one turned out. It’s too dark for my taste and you can’t really see much detail in the final product. I do like the other Buena Park renderings much better.
I need to get some new imagery because I’m not very happy with what has been rendered recently. I think it boils down to needing a new template that reflects my current emotions a bit more. And well, it’s quite ironic that the Buena Park imagery does has a roller coaster inside of it :-) But really, I want to start using some more human figures and new perspectives. I like that…new perspectives on the world, because, after all, that is what I’m creating isn’t it?
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