Monday, February 22, 2010

Microbial Triple Diddle Infestation





This piece is 24" x 36" x 4" and is acrylic and hand cut paper on panel.

6 comments:

Andrea said...

My friend showed me your work on Designboom today, and I was truly taken aback! Your work is amazing and truly inspiring! I'm an Industrial Design student, and these forms of three dimensional art really allow me to look beyond the 2d potential of paper! This is amazing! you are amazing! I cannot stress that enough! Thank you!

Charles Clary said...

Thank you so much Andrea it means so much to me that you enjoy my work.

Karen said...

This is way overdue, but thank you for your comment! My husband actually showed me your WIRED article. I immediately had to see more and hit the net. Thanks for sharing your blog address....I updated the post and will make my own visits back as well. Your art is unique and quite a treat to take in! :>

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Jan Andrea said...

I love your work -- I too saw it in Wired, and had to Google to see more :) I haven't had a chance to read back, but do you have any posts detailing how the work is done? I would love to see your process.

Charles Clary said...

Hi jan,

I don't have any particular posts that deal with the process of my work but I can tell you it's very labor intensive. I first cut out my wooden panels and once I have a design I'm happy with i lay a piece of tracing paper over the area and map out the land formations. I then do a graphite transfer to the paper I am using and cut out a single shape that is then used as a stencil to replicate the shape x amounts of time. The negative space that is left is used for the next smaller stencil and so on and so forth. When I excavate all the details in the cavernous formations it becomes an intuitive process and each layer plays of the one before it. I hand cut thousands of polystyrene spacers that are 4mm x 4mm and use these to construct my paper towers. I hope this helps and I'll be more than happy to answer any other questions you may have.