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BID Lunch, March 5, 2013. Carlo H. Séquin. Last Week at MWSU. EECS Computer Science Division University of California, Berkeley. Brent Collins with Hyperbolic Hexagon II. Sculpture Generator 1 , GUI. Inauguration Sutardja Dai Hall 2/27/09.

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BID Lunch, March 5, 2013

Carlo H. Séquin

Last Week at MWSU

EECS Computer Science Division

University of California, Berkeley


Brent Collins with Hyperbolic Hexagon II


Sculpture Generator 1, GUI


Inauguration Sutardja Dai Hall 2/27/09


Brent Collins’“Pax Mundi”1997: wood, 30”diam.

2006: Commission from

H&R Block, Kansas City

to make a 70”diameter version in bronze.

My task: to define the master geometry.

CAD tools played important role.


Pax Mundy at H&R Block Headquaters, Kansas City


Pax Mundi (2013)


An Outdoor Bronze Sculpture for MWSU

Music of the Spheres (Brent Collins)


Partitioning; Joint Design

Alignment stubs

1/3 = unique

geometry

18 pieces:

fit in kiln!


Some Segments Will Be Cast Hollow

This needs a double-walled tube mold!


Some of the Hollow Metal Parts


Assembly of Music of the Spheres


Installation at MWSU, Feb. 2013

Steve Reinmuth Brent Collins


Illuminated Music of the Spheres

Photo by Phillip Geller


MWSU also wanted a sculpture here:


12-Story Scherk-Collins Toroid

  • branches = 4

  • storeys = 11

  • height = 1.55

  • flange = 1.00

  • thickness = 0.06

  • rim_bulge = 1.00

  • warp = 330.00

  • twist = 247.50

  • azimuth = 56.25

  • mesh_tiles = 0

  • textr_tiles = 1

  • detail = 8

  • bounding box:

  • xmax= 6.01,

  • ymax= 1.14,

  • zmax= 5.55,

  • xmin= -7.93,

  • ymin= -1.14,

  • zmin= -8.41


Two Modules Assembled


An Evolution of Ideas and Forms


Sculpture Generator #2


3 of 6 Maquette Modules (FDM)after cleaning away support


Full-Size Master Module and Mold

About 20

fiberglass pieces

bolted together

Milled foam core

coated with clay


Formation of a Main Sculpture Module


Three Units at Nova Blue Studio Arts


Installation at MWSU, Feb. 2013


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