Starting molds is the only time you’ll see my work this sloppy… I wish I could bring some of that ‘care-free’ aspect to the finished product.
These were printed off the MakerBot via my Sketchup file. I’m going to cast and replicate them–and then position them for the mold. I’ll be casting the negative space to generate my piece.
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See, back in 2004, scientists decided to point Hubble at a patch of sky that was pure black. No stars. No galaxies. Just black. They left the lens open for a little over 11 days to capture as much light as possible, because the more light a telescope captures, the clearer the image is. What we got was that image above … only 6,200 pixels wide and just as tall. In other words …
All of that, extracted from a pinpoint patch of empty, black sky. Every dot in that photo is a galaxy. Ten thousand of them. Every one of them previously unknown to us. Every one of them containing the possibility of having intelligent life for us to show up and dance battle before giving them the finger and flying away, knowing we truly are the masters of this universe.
I finally have the mold complete. Its a bit dirty from the wax pieces chipping off, but will clean up nice. It was a pain to get the fingers out… they got stuck in there with all the suction. I like it as an object… the negative voids are so delicious. People cant resist putting their fingers in them. 😉
This guy is ready to be molded. Soon I’ll be able to cast a uniform rubber tile to be assembled into a larger scale. I used wax to fuse the bottom and make it look seamless.
I’m attracted to this form and want to make it out of rubber. This image was generated in Sketchup. I’ll be printing hexagons to keep it precise, and later cast and create this object. I think i like the green. Thoughts?
Just a teaser… I have all of them line up to help visualize what the final piece will look like. #excited.