Category Archives: Computer Design

Monochromatic to Saturated Color

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I just had the privilege of hanging my second show in a row at Barcelona Restaurant at Whittier and Jaeger in German Village. This time the imagery is rendered in color. I used 3D software to make the geometric forms and place them into a conceptual context. The most important elements that influence the color and shadows are outside our field of view.B2-2AB2-2BB2-2C Each image takes many days to render on a Mac Power BookB2-2D

B2-2Each Archival Giclee print is on Canvas and is 42″-25″. The price of each print is $750.00 plus sales tax. 15% of the sales will be donated to the German Village Society. Please visit Barcelona for great food, tapas and drinks. They have a wonderful Happy Hour at the bar on week days from 4-7 with a variety of drinks at $4.00 and tapas for $5. www.barcelonacolumbus.comB2-5Bar-2_Panorama1 LRPlease visit my website at www.larryhamill.com

From one World to another

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There is a new exhibit of art at the Barcelona Restaurant & Bar – Columbus in German Village. The imagery Larry Hamill is presenting comes from the world of abstract 3 Dimensional Space and is translated into the 2nd Dimension.

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The artwork on the walls of Barcelona is a new series of 3 dimensional imagery. In a way it is similar to aerial photography. The various shapes are created and placed on a flat white plane. The “camera” position is moved over the geometric landscape until a pleasing vantage point is selected. Low res renderings are done until the composition and light sources have a interesting visual resonance. At that time a high resolution file is rendered. 15% of the sales of this artwork will be donated to the German village Society.Barcelona_Panorama2-LR Barcelona-2Barcelona-1A different World of images is currently on display at Giuseppe’s Ritrovo Restaurant is in the city of Bexley at the corner of Drexel & Main Streets. This artwork concerns the interaction of Symmetry  and Asymmetry in older communities.

Looking Eastward on Reinhard

Looking Eastward on Reinhard

Looking Westward on Deshler

Looking Westward on Deshler

The http://frame-warehouse-online.com did a wonderful job of printing and stretching the canvases for both exhibits.

Please visit the web site of  www.larryhamill.com

Visual Thresholds

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Bryce software opens new ways of thinking about 3D space. To be able to add material qualities to shapes such as color, texture and reflectivity further adds to the creative possibilities. Just as in painting, one creates rough 3D sketches before committing them to days of rendering. This art form requires a seriously fast Mac.
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Mirror Images Reflect New Views

Looking Eastward on Reinhard

Symmetry implies a sense of balance.  The images in this post deal with symmetry found in spatial relationships and reflections or what Wikipedia calls patterned self-similarity.

Looking Eastward on Frankfort

These images present a unique view of German Village.  Reinhard Avenue forms the northern border of Schiller Park, while Deshler Avenue forms the southern border of the park.

Looking Southward on City Park

The repetition of a hat in many of the images harkens back to days when everyone, male or female, wouldn’t be fully dressed without a stylish hat to bring a sense of symmetry to their ensemble.

Looking Westward on Reinhard

Other various anomalies are incorporated into some of the images to encourage the viewer to explore the work in depth and experience a new understanding of visual contrasts.

Looking Westward on Deshler

Looking Eastward on Deshler

Trailblazing

On November 16, 2009 I posted (on Facebook) a photo of an oil painting I did years ago, based on a Native American tale. My friend Joan asked me “Where does the trail go?” That’s when I realized I have been traveling many trails of artistic expression through out my life. Since then I have been on the trail trying to find out where these various pathways will lead.

A few days ago I checked my Face Book wall, only to realize that I have posted over 800 images since I started this series of images, which includes paintings, drawings, ink wash, photographs and Photilations – a phrase I coined alluding to the blending of photography and illustration.

What I’ve come to enjoy about this process is that each day I spend some time contemplating what might appear tomorrow. I hope you enjoy this small sample of this ongoing visual journey.

3D Space: The Final Frontier

Geometric shapes, color, light and shadows come together in this image intense post of Bryce imagery.  Time disappears while working in this conceptual 3D environment and we think time will disappear for you as well as you sit back and allow yourself to be immersed in The Final Frontier.

3D Gems

If the above image looks like a diamond encrusted road leading up to a modern day Emerald City, you’d be half right.  It’s actually one of master goldsmith William A. Weidinger’s latest jewelry creations.

With technology once reserved for the movie industry, 3D Matrix software has moved from the silver screen into all facets of design. And the technology that made snow scenes in The Polar Express sparkle like diamonds, the Cheshire Cat’s emerald eyes glow in Alice in Wonderland and brought children’s toys to life in Toy Story is anything but child’s play.

By designing virtual 3D jewelry on-screen, Andy Weidinger is helping his father craft a new niche in high end jewelry.  The design’s computer file is output to a CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) device like the Revo CNC Mill shown below. The 5 axis mill cuts horizontally and vertically, creating a dimensionally accurate model from a block of wax.

There is something to be said for precision in fabrication. “Achieving perfect symmetry is the goal,” says Weidinger.

3D technology may have cast a new light on an age old industry, but if you visit Bill at his store in Grandview, you’ll still find the master goldsmith seated at his bench examining recently acquired uncut gems, while dreaming of a stunning setting yet to come. Just don’t tell him he’s not in Kansas anymore.

To view more jewelry designs by William and Andy Weidinger please visit williamweidinger.com.