Synthetic Grain utilizes computational design and digital fabrication techniques to mimic natural grain patterns and organic forms with synthetic manufactured materials. Parallel lines are adjusted around a set of points or “knots” based on proximity to that point. The result is a three dimensionally curved, contoured surface made of laser cut polystyrene strips that lock into slots in a plywood backer.
Medium: Plywood, High Impact Polystyrene
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Client: Upland Brewing Co
Size: 12’ x 3’ x 5’”
The installation was developed for Upland Brewing Co.’s superbowl party “The Dirty Party in the Clean Zone,” hosted by Young and Laramore. The piece served as a visually dynamic backdrop for the DJ.