With the return to normalcy in a post covid world, I have taken more time to create new pieces. This work in progress piece is definitely a labor of love. Using both LEDs and EL WIRE, I am planning on installing a mirror like piece in the center to capture those beams of light and to illusions of a mirror. I will keep you posted on the final product!
The next step in creating my interactive LED head piece is Soldering and attaching the circuit boards and wiring to the Arduino. The above shots are various stages in this step. Overall, the precision and delicate hand of soldering has made the challenge all the more interesting. Stay tuned for the next step: coding!
The whole Summer 2020, I have diligently been researching, designing, glueing, soldering and creating my newest art pieces involving slides, a glass head, LEDS and musical components. Over time, the scope of this piece has grown and I have expanded my skill set as well. With that said, I am hoping to finish this piece by the end of September barring any more delays in materials. Here's a few snap shots of the evolution of the head growth.
After doodling this sketch in my notebook last November in the Dallas Airport on a layover, I was eager to create this piece. The subtle waves rolling away from the center point, with the electric light reflecting off the base. I am slowly evolving the EL wire technique using new materials like Seguri moldable glues and different cable fasteners to hold the wires. The hardest part was waiting for items to be delivered in the mail during the pandemic.
This piece is a work in progress. I started by dremeling a glass head using a diamond bit a small hole. The hole created a pass-way for the electrical work for the upper portion of the piece and a structure support for the wiring. Next steps, I will be overlaying the slides I collected over the glass head, creating a mosaic of memories. Please stay tune for the next steps.
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