Life is a magical adventure…
Throughout my life, each morning, I have purposely planted my foot into the intent of an adventure. Grant it, now that I have been doing this for so so long, my feet crack a bit more before the full movement, but my heart steps with the grand conviction that, over the years, has seeped into every one of my pores.

 

Today is the day, where I will accomplish one of the biggest steps in the treasure hunt that is my life. If there is a certain task set before me, I do it knowing that this one task is going to add to the others. It is like flipping the dial on the secret decoder ring that I coveted as a child. They all go together to become one grand clarification. I’m excited about meeting others as I truly feel that they have been sent, placed in my path to help me to find the rest of the secrets that are my treasure hunt. Or, I may be the secret giver in my rendezvous. I might not know what the secret is that I am supposed to share. It may be a word, an action, or just simply listening at the right time. My path of treasure huntings crosses another person. We are all looking for the magic that is a part of life. I’m honored to be a part of their journey.

 

If I wake up sick, I try not to be concerned as I might be fooled to think that this day is not a part of the great adventure. But I try to remember that when I am well, I will see the magic all the brighter because of the day that tries to shroud. Words and treasures may be harder to see and find, but they are in this day as well.
If there is an obstacle in my way, I try to examine it. Was this part of the magical journey, am I to go in another direction? Will the tools I use and the people I meet to get through this obstacle be a great part of the adventure and give the entire thing so much more meaning?

 

If I don’t meet anyone, I listen for the words. These are outward words or ones I hear in my thoughts. Many have forgotten the magic that is in the silence. They have missed the greatest tool to help them find their treasures. They don’t realize that there are magical creatures that wait between asleep and awake to help you with your journey.

 

I try to play often, as this will release those treasures very quick. It is a very important part of the magic. I am also trying hard to remember to stop the adultness and play with the grandchild. These little messengers, though little, hold great treasures to my journey. If I am busy, I will miss it.

 

I read, or listen to audio books that may be a part of that treasure hunt. When I hear a phrase, I wright it down in the hopes of remembering it, deciphering it and finding its place into the entire enterprise of magical days.

 

It is strange to think that others do not live this way. Some might say that I have a Pollyanna attitude or that I am not in touch with reality. Others might say that life is dismal and I am betraying it by my thoughts.

 

I think…
When you open your inbox expecting some miracle or adventure-every-day, when you search for the fascination and possibilities in each encounter, it makes life so much more fun. If others think I am bewitched, befuddled or betrayed, let them think so. However, you may find me looking on with amusement, as I take your words, turn the decoder ring and mark in my notebook for further clarification on this as part of my grand magical and wondrous adventure.

mad-hatter“We are all mad here!”
The Cheshire Cat

There is no doubt that there has been madness in this last year as I am finding my way out of the rabbit hole. I have been on a curious adventure of creating a monumental bronze sculpture of Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter Tea Party, complete with 150 hidden objects to honor the 150th anniversary of the endearing story. It was more than serendipity that I use both traditional sculpting and digital technology in creating Alice and that my new book, “3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft: Exploring 3D Printing, Scanning, Sculpting, and Milling” came out in November 2015 just a few months after signing the contract for Alice.

 

3D printing and 3D Technology are hot topics and Alice in Wonderland is loved by many. Put these things together and it is a Wonderland of adventure that the media is eating up. Now that I have completed the sculpting of the project, and we have set the unveiling for March 2017, I’m ready to begin writing a book I tentatively title, “Finding Alice: A Curious Adventure of Fine Art and Digital Technology.” In this book, I’ll document the creating of the monumental bronze that will be a coveted dining experience for all who visit Evelyn’s  park in Bellaire Texas, outside of Houston.

I intentionally pushed the limits of combing traditional sculpture with digital technology in the entire creation. You could say Alice has gotten large and small more times than in the book, and she has done it not with elixirs and mushroom but with technology. This adventure of technology will culminate with a 3D scan created at the park after the installation. This scan will make a virtual reality tour of the sculpture experience that anyone from anywhere in the world can visit. When they do, it will continually promote my new book.

“I can’t wait to find the hidden objects. Will there be a list somewhere?” I am asked this question often. My response, “You will have to get my book.”

Marketing
Marketing is a hobby of mine, and I’m delighted that some of the major digital companies have agreed to do some co-marketing with me on the project and the technology. The marketing will begin very soon. I hope to have a publisher for this new book by the time this media goes out, and the whirlwind of media happens on the unveiling of the sculpture in March 2017.Aliceandmybook

Building upon speaking at maker spaces, colleges, national art organizations and 3D Printing World Expo, I’m already booking lectures for next year surrounding the topic of fine art and 3D technology. My hope is that this book, as my other, will be purchased not only as a coffee table book and for those who are intrigued and love Alice, but also as a textbook.

I would like to find a representative for this book project and the other books that I am creating. Being a writer and a sculptor who loves marketing is three full-time jobs, finding an agent helps to relieve me from that pressure and lets me focus on what I do best.

Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon and the March HareI’m attaching a list of some recent publicity on the project and my art, with links. You need to see this sculpture in person to understand the magnitude of it. I’m looking forward to talking and will be putting together a book proposal as soon as the last pieces of Alice goes off to Shidoni foundry in October. I await your response.

Bridgette Mongeon

 

RECENT MEDIA
Houston Life- 3D Technology in Fine Art – September 9, 2016

Local Houston Arts Magazine– September 2016. Cover and page 46-47

30 Most Influential Women in 3D  All 3DP June 9th 2016

Houston Public Broadcasting – Arts Insights Video April, 22, 2016

Houston Artist Creates a Wonderland CW39 February 2, 2016

ABC Houston Houston City Parks “Hidden Gems”: Inside Some Must see- Green Space February 15, 2016

CBS Houston Alice in Wonderland in Evelyn’s Park February 16, 2016  Segment 2

3D Printing is a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole 3D Printing Industry – Italy July 8, 2015

 

 

 

Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon speaks on fine art and 3D technology

Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon speaking at Penn State about fine art and digital technology and her new book.

Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon has been on a curious adventure.  She has a new book about 3D Technology in Fine art.  The book has been a number one new release on Amazon. She also has and a new commission of a monumental Sculpture of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party where she is using many of the processes she writes about in her book.

 

She is coming to California for a book signing at  SIGGRAPH, a computer graphics conference and is seeking a few other venues to share her fascinating topic and book titled “3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft: Exploring 3D Printing, Scanning Sculpting, and Milling.”
 
Ms. Mongeon’s introduces attendees to the wonders of technology in fine art:

* 3D Scanning for digital preservation of art.

* See the work of some of the 80 different artists around the world that Mongeon shares in her book, and hear about their processes.

* Learn about advances in digital technology as it pertains to such things as medicine, engineering, and art.

* Watch how Mongeon creates the monumental scene of the Mad Hatter tea party using 3D scanning, sculpting, milling, and 3D . Learn about some of the inventive ways she is hiding 150 messages in the scene.
 
This lecture is perfect for

* Fine artists interested in learning more about digital processes

* Makers using 3D printing, scanning and milling

* Educators wanting to know more about STEAM education- using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
 
Mongeon will be at SIGGRAPH in the Anaheim California area July 24 and 27. She is seeking speaking/ book signing opportunities for the week of the 24th while in the area.

Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon and the March Hare

Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon works on the March Hare, part of a monumental sculpture receiving worldwide attention.


 
If you are interested, please contact the artist through her website.
 
Recent Speaking Engagements

National Sculpture Society
3D Printing World Expo
Penn State
Crucible
Young Women in Math and Science
 
Recent World Wide press on Mongeon’s work
*Bridgette has been listed as on of the 25 influential women in 3D printing.

*She receives national attention for her work with 3D and fine art.

*Her recent work of the Mad Hatter Tea Party continues to gain momentum and attention.

Houston PBS created a segment about the Bridgette Mongeon as artist.

*  Street Stories CW 39 came in and did a segment on the Mad Hatter Project.

* KHOU Houston gave Alice her debut.   Several segments aired live and then later on in the day.