Digital Experiment


Digital Experiment is a series of physical prototypes that utilize the capabilities of computational design tools, CNC machining technology, and an array of synthetic materials. Through the use and misuse of design and fabrication software we are able to bring back an intricate level of ornament previously achieved only by hand through skilled craftsmen and laborers. The aim is to build upon and develop original contemporary forms of ornament and graphics creating visual complexity and texture.


Completed: 2013
Medium: Urethane Foam, Paint, Ink, Polystyrene, Acrylic
Location: Muncie, IN
Size: (5x) 2’ x 4’ x varies

These were created for a month long gallery showing, with the intention that each could be further developed into larger functional pieces. Their applications could range from surface treatments or replacements for existing systems, to purely ornamental additions to a space. Since then, each has in some way informed another project. One specifically is the cladding for the EVV Grand Staircase that utilizes the scripting and patterning of one of these prototypes translated into 1.25” thick acrylic.