The further I got into my PhD, the more I realized I needed to bulk up on my fabrication skills before I left. The one area I had very limited exposure to was metal work. So in Fall 2010, I took a sculptural welding class at CMU with super-awesome Dee Briggs. So. Much. Fun. Even at 8:30am. And useful too - I've already made stuff for several projects, including the shoulder frame for the first generation OmniTouch. In June 2013, I took a powder coating class at TechShop Pittsburgh, and have begun experimenting with controlled rusting, metal patinas and clear gloss hardcoats. I've increasingly begun experimenting beyond metal and into mixed media. For now, most sculptures are located on this page, regardless of medium.
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