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Steel Sprout, 2020

EXHIBITION LOCATION

South Hall

MEDIUM

Stainless steel

TECHNOLOGY

All digital technologies, including representation and fabrication

SIZE

12 x 3 x 3 in

PRICE

$800

DESCRIPTION

Built of waste stock from the magnetic-induction pipe bending industry and finished on a CNC mill, these stainless-steel vessels serve to display a range of ephemera from flowers to twigs and wire, or stand alone as sculptural objects. The display would be the vase, with ephemera that could change daily.


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Horse Hoof High Heel, 2018

EXHIBITION LOCATION

Dressing Room

MEDIUM

Plastic

TECHNOLOGY

Waterjet cutter

SIZE

Large: 4 x 9 x 5 in; Medium: 2 x 7 x 4 in; Small: 2.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 in

PRICE

$600 set

DESCRIPTION

Built of leftover stock from ABS and brass plumbing pipe and waterjet cut acrylic, these boxes serve to hold jewelry or coin, or stand alone as sculptural objects.


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Pixel Blocks, 2012

EXHIBITION LOCATION

Gallery

MEDIUM

Concrete

TECHNOLOGY

CNC-milling

SIZE

4  x 4 x 8 in, each

PRICE

$1,200/set of 12

DESCRIPTION

These masonry blocks were developed for mass production using CNC-milled industrial formwork, and can be used for architecture, interiors, or highway sound-walls. They are designed as individual “pixels” and can be configured with multiple bond patterns, where the whole is greater than each part.


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Digital Vernacular, 2015 by Ralph Kirk Nelson, LTU Architecture Faculty (Author), James Stevens (Author), and Lilian Crum, LTU Graphic Design Faculty (Graphic Designer)

EXHIBITION LOCATION

Gallery

MEDIUM

Paper

TECHNOLOGY

All digital technologies, including representation and fabrication

SIZE

8 5/8  x 10 7/8 x 3/4 in

PRICE

$65

DESCRIPTION

This book offers a unique perspective on craft in the digital age. Digital vernacular is an idea that combines vernacular design principles of the past with digital technologies of the present. The book captures the principles, tools, processes and outcomes of the digital vernacular.