Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Today I found out that I will be premiering my new series of sculptures at the Walker Art Center's Free First Saturday on April 2nd, from 10am-3pm! There will also be marionette fruit crates who will be wandering around the lobby as families wait to play on the troll bridge, in a giant fruitcrate, or with Ms. Daisy. I am super excited to showcase my works to kids of all ages!!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 9:12 PM
As part of my thesis installation, Jump On In!, I'm creating a troll bridge that crosses over a small "river" of blue balls. This first image is my small-scale mock up (done in about 6 pieces on the CNC router, plus the floor panels).
Below is just one of four full scale "bridge side" pieces, cut from MDF on the router. Each side was about a 6 hour cut.
Next, I've sandwiched a 2" thick piece of pink insulation foam between the two MDF sides and sanded down the edges.
I painted each side and added some supporting arches (also cut on the router) to the inner half of each bridge side. This is all I will show you for now, although the bridge is currently assembled in its entirety.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 1:02 PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
This July I will be instructing a week-long screen printing workshop for the Split Rock Arts Program. It is titled, From Manual to Digital: Screen Printing Today. I'll be teaching stencil techniques, drawing fluid and screen filler, as well as photo-emulsion processes. If you know of anyone who'd be interested in this, pass the word on!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 11:12 PM
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Toy Theatre After Dark approaches! The first show is this Thursday night, then continues into this weekend and next. Come out and see us perform! A short blurb in Minneapolis + St. Paul Magazine features an image from my performance, Balls.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 4:48 PM
Monday, March 7, 2011
As I begin the tedious process of wiring all my sculptures to make them interactive and talk, I begin with soldering together my three new Arduino Wave Shields. Two of them worked correctly right off the bat, the third took some re-soldering and fidgeting. However, I now have a total of five Arduinos and five Wave Shields, one for each major sculpture in my exhibition.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 8:11 PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Today I am going to share with you the amazing Kinect hack that my sister and three of her colleagues in the Human Computer Interaction Masters program at Carnegie Mellon came up with. They are taking a programming class with the infamous Golan Levin. Enjoy!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 6:05 PM