Shift

This piece is part of an ongoing series about baby blankets. First, an image of the artist’s baby blanket was scanned, and meticulously traced in Photoshop. Then, the file was vectorized and converted into a three-dimensional rendering. Using a CNC mill, the rendering was then carved into three Plexiglas panels, each 15″ x 22″ x 1/2.” The final panels were laid flat on a rectangular plinth covered with burgundy velvet.

White-on-white embossings of the carved image were created by pressing hand-made paper into the crevices of the relief.

Progress shots of the tracings were taken at various stages, and then integrated into a short animation, and a suite of silkscreen prints, which were printed on the reverse of semi-translucent Yupo paper (images not shown here).

Shift (Baby Blanket Relief in Plexi)

2008

Each panel 15″ x 22″ x 1/2″

CNC-Milled Plexiglas with fire-glazed edges, burdundy velvet

 

Shift (Baby Blanket Relief in Plexi) (table istallation view)

 

Shift (Baby Blanket Relief in Plexi) (Detail of second panel)

 

Shift (Baby Blanket Relief in Plexi) (Detail of third panel)

 

Shift (Baby Blanket Relief in Plexi) (View at angle)

 

 

Shift Process Shot 1 (tracing)

 

Shift Process Shot 2 (rendering)

 

 

 

LOOP (Video installation, file-only version) (2008)

 

(c) Lizzy De Vita