Transitional Object

Alyson Shotz
 
2010
 
dichroic acrylic
 
The Transitional Object series are a set of sculptures where a warped tubular form is created by interlocking pieces of laser-cut dichroic acrylic.  In the development of this series of three sculptures, artist Alyson Shotz consulted with SITU Fabrication to create a custom Grasshopper script and fabrication method that could be applied to a variety of geometries.  Beginning with a NURBS surface, the GH definition controls a series of different cutting planes that are used to generate notched and numbered parts for laser-cutting.  Adding to their complexity, the artist’s choice of material creates multiple, unpredictable senses of form.