Posts Tagged ‘wood’


May09

Era-spanning wood art on display at Bristol

2016 at 06:58 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Multimedia artist Katie Paterson and architect duo Zeller & Moye have come together to present an art exhibit that covers millions of years of Earth’s history! The exhibit, titled “Hollow”, is currently on display at the University of Bristol in England in order to celebrate the new opening of the university’s Life Sciences building, and is comprised of over 10,000 wood blocks from all over the world. These wood samples also come from eras throughout our planet’s timeline, ranging from petrified wood from 390 million years ago to newly budding forests from across the globe.

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The exhibit is set up as a singular sheltered room on the campus grounds, which can be entered to reveal a vast layout of wood bricks of different sizes and colors, creating a spectacle akin to being in a thick forest. The collection of wood samples took more than two years to assemble, and are meant to tell a narrative of the history of our world. “Hollow” will remain open to the public for the rest of the year, giving fans plenty of time to check it out for themselves!

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Aug18

Hand-carved art wheel debuts in Times Square

2015 at 11:10 am by admin | Comments Off

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Artist and sculptor team FAILE has just introduced his art to the bustling crowds of New York City with their newest installation piece, “Wishing on You”! FAILE, which is a team comprised of artist duo Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, opened their installation up at Times Square in New York City earlier this week, which re-imagines Asian-stlyed prayer wheels to match the giant city’s diverse history and cultures. The piece is made to be an interactive work, in which visitors are encouraged to spin the hand-carved wheel in order to power up the sculpture, illuminating LEDs and other gimmicks throughout the statue. The piece was created in partnership with Times Square Arts, and will remain on display until September 1st. The unveiling of “Wishing on You” also coincides with FAILE’s art exhibition at the Brooklyn Art Museum, titled “FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds”, which will be open to visitors until October 4th. Be sure to check out all of FAILE’s art if you’re in the area!

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Jan08

MakerBot announces new materials for 3D printers

2015 at 05:10 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The MakerBot booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show has been a popular attraction since the company unveiled its home-use retail 3D printers. At this year’s CES booth, MakerBot has taken its 3D printers to the next level by announcing a new range of PLA composite filaments for its range of Replicator printers! These new filaments feature composites previously unavailable to the 3D-printing public outside of highly specialized printers, including wood, iron, bronze, and even limestone! With these composite filaments, MakerBot printers are now able to create prints in these new materials, which can be tailored to fit any need. The materials retain all the properties of their base composite, allowing users to stain, polish, sand, and oil their wood-based objects, or even magnetize metal-based prints. These new filaments will be made available for purchase in late 2015, and will surely lead to a whole new set of possibilities from 3D printers.

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