Monday, November 18, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
This fall I was commissioned to create a small kids area for a new Walser Honda dealership in Burnsville, MN. The clients wanted a space where kids could sit and use iPads to play games. Here are some process photos leading up to the (almost) finished space. Each little house is actually a desk where iPads will be mounted.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 7:55 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Ever wonder what it takes to build a mini golf hole? Well, I can't speak for all builders, but here was the process behind Can You Handle This? at the Walker's Artist Designed Mini Golf course that is up in the sculpture garden all summer.
Rendering made in Rhino.
This shape was routed out from the middle of each daisy half to hold a steel frame.
Top half of daisy gets CNC router.
Both halves get sandwiched together.
Giant custom hot-wire cut styrofoam cylinder.
The top part of the can gets routed in slices.
Then stacked together.
Same with the spout...
Then it all gets glued and sanded.
Test cardboard loop.
Real loop made of bendable plywood.
The bottom gets bolts.
The daisies get hardcoated, primed and painted.
Construction of the actual structure begins.
More testing of angles.
The lower putting green gets built.
Fences get added.
Many, many days of fiberglassing summed up in one photo.
Two coats of yellow gel coat get sprayed on.
A little grass!
On site install.
A railing gets added for safety.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 12:21 AM
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I just finished a full weekend of painting a piano for Keys 4/4 Kids Pianos on Parade in the Rotunda at the Mall of America. There were a total of 15 pianos, each with a different artist mentor and student. I had the honor of working with 2nd grader Nia Stiggers. This year's theme was "Color Coded" and our color was black. We decided to do a penguin party. After three initial meetings full of brainstorming and drawing, we were all set to start painting on Saturday morning. It was lots of work, but Nia was full of energy and up for the challenge! The pianos will be place in various locations around Minneapolis and St. Paul throughout the summer for the public to play. Our piano's location is TBA.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 7:34 PM