Encaustic Process – Finishing Up

Testing jump ring placement to represent sensors

The jump rings melted into the surface easily and gave definition to the dots of coloured wax I placed into them. The two discs of paper to represent the winter ranges didn’t go as translucent as hoped when saturated with wax.

Filling in gaps with carbon […]

Encaustic Process – Map 1 and Map 2

topcoat was a disaster

Thinking I was finished with the first encaustic piece, I liberally applied a topcoat that was specially formulated for hardness to protect encaustics. It did not work as expected, adding a warm tint to the entire piece and then resisting being scraped down since it was so brittle. I ended […]

Encaustic Process – Map 1

Hotplate setup at studio

My studio setup includes a heat gun for fusing new layers of wax onto the board, a hotplate, various scraping and carving tools, encaustic sticks, medium and finishing coats, and a fan to help ventilate the warehouse space. The hotplate came down with me from Vancouver, it’s been used a […]

Fraser River White Sturgeon

The South Arm of the Fraser River is a very active shipping channel where tugs, barges, cargo ships and ferries run regular schedules day and night. Where I was staying in Richmond was right across from the river, and it became my inspiration for the maps I want to create for Project 2. The White […]

Sketches and Encaustic Studies

The landscape thumbnails that I drew in March are below. I worked with a very limited palette of warm and cool gray pens, to match the winter landscape of dry prairie, gray clouds and dark gray roads. As I drew these thumbnails, I wondered what visual elements make a landscape personal, how can a landscape […]

Nick – Project 2 pre-final-write-up

Unfortunately, I failed to foresee one major consequence of my waiting til the weekend to document this project, which is that the equipment rental on the 7th floor is closed. Because the Pico projector is kind of the keystone of my creation, I will not be able to provide final documentation of my 2nd project […]

Week Update 4

I have been working on the tones that are generated when someone moves in the space. My intention is for body movements to trigger tones based on their location within the space and then control the way the sound moves between the 4 speakers with their hands. I have been testing this out in the […]

Week 3 Update

Since I am using Processing for the Motion Skeleton tracking and SuperCollider (SC) for audio synthesis and generation, I am using Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol to send variables and trigger messages from Processing to SuperCollider.

However, I am having some trouble sending Open Sound Control messages to SuperCollider in Bundles (several messages at once […]

even more progress

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this post includes a bit of process-work while preparing for the final critique, as well as post-critique touch ups on a few.

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