Designing and Making Custom Cement Pavers

Here are some in-progress shots of a batch of our concrete pavers. These photos show four of our first custom designs. The next designs are currently being formulated and won’t be so fish-centric. All of the pavers were made on the porch of my own (tiny) apartment from homemade silicone molds.  You might recognize the fish art from one of my previous posts.  
inproductiontunaThis guy is our yellowfin tuna design, prior to it being painted.

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My porch is only about 12 x 7 ft. so it gets a little tight when there are more than a couple pavers in production. In this photo you can see the dolphin, wahoo, and sailfish designs. The surfaces are sanded down and polished to fix any imperfections.

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When it starts raining, everything gets moved inside. Here is a photo of me experimenting with paint. The final pavers are coated in concrete sealant on top of any coloration of the designs.

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These guys got a realistic paint job since they were for a pretty hardcore fisherman.  Going forward the designs will probably end of being more monochromatic due to time constraints.

This design project is ongoing as part of ShipHouse (a product production collaboration between myself and one other.)  We hope to continue to design, produce and sell pavers locally.

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Snappy! II

Finalized (well…maybe..that is an awfully strong word) Snappy. The inverted image is for dying fabrics or stencils where I want the white to be the part that gets colored.

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Trigger Design Show NYC

My design will on display at the Trigger Design Show NYC  during NYC x Design week.  The theme of the show is Gun Violence, and my entry is called “Guts”. I am excited to see everybody’s work and how the show turns out.

applesback

The apples are 3-D printed ceramics, and the guts are hand-painted silicone.

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applesfront

applesfront2My Artist Statement: Entry and exit wounds applied to inanimate objects to illustrate how a minor action can have drastic consequences. Guns elevate the shooter by offering distance, and thus removal, from their impact. Bullets cause gory messes with almost no physical exertion required from the user. Apples symbolize the targeted innocence of the victims.

Alan

Alan
Portrait of Alan with Self

Alan was started out of jealousy over my friends awesome frog stuffed animal.

 I made him to keep me company, but then I thought he deserved a painting.

 I often find myself moving back and forth between 3-D to 2-D.

 I love the playful interactions  you can create and enjoy.