VANITAS 2017  

Below is imagery for my next robotic textiles installation titled VANITAS. I hope to get it done this year. I am collaborating with the robotics team leaders Joe Chase and Jim Dirmaier at Essex Tech High School in Essex, VT. This creative process has been exciting.

The interactive animatronic figure gives the viewer one of four beads that represent water, fungi, mineral and the plant kingdoms. To participate is a gamble as you don’t know which one you get. It is a poetic performance between human and a robotic machine.

You can visit the Robotics club here: www.facebook.com/FIRST-Tech-Challenge-3397-Essex-Robotics-Club-150636361693435/

SKETCHES

 

Profile views of the animatronic figure

 

 

 

 

 

FUNGI- Stinkhorn mushroom, UNDER GARMENT STRUCTURE,  AND CRYSTAL IMAGERY- visual associations

 

 

 

Figure in 3 Dimensions

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEXTILE printing: Drawings that will be silkscreened onto fabrics- some here on acetate