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fiber optic laser and stainless steel plate

fiber optic laser and stainless steel plate

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A new carving tool for Lattanzio, a Fiber Optic laser. The fiber Optic Laser cuts up to 1 inch of Stainless steel, replacing the water jet cutting tool ( at 8 times faster carving speed). The stainless steel plate for Big Bark sculpture is cut in one day, saving me a couple days of machine time. Big Bark, 2018 is a stainless steel and LED light sculpture commissioned by Woodbine Development for Marriott Hotels and Resorts - Spring Texas.

Cascada Line and Light sculpture

Cascada Line and Light sculpture

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Day 4 of Installation, June 1 2012

I am standing in the elevator of Greenway Building’s lobby after midnight in Emeryville California. It is early morning of June 2 and the light and line sculpture Cascada is almost finished (She needs a little more polishing and caulking on the top cap and seams). This is the fourth day of the installation inside the new science building and the programming is done. 10 minutes of color sequences and algorithms followed by 2 minutes of all white light are set to run 5 times an hour, 7 days a week from 7AM-10Pm. The steel skin wrapped around the molded semi-translucent acrylic cylinder is laser carved steel plate of two fern fronds,  carved from my black line sketch. The light runs top down and bottom up- there is a sense of the infinite as the light pulses and flows through my newest light sculpture, Cascada. The title is the Italian word for waterfall; and the theme of the rain forest -is based in hope and possibility for solutions to our energy demands through research and exploration of our rain forests by the scientists who will occupy this beautiful new space. Let the light shine.

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