Someone pointed out to me today that this blog has not been updated in over a month.
I’m so sorry.
What I have been up to.
While Shidoni Foundry has been busy working on the tiger, I have been very busy with my own creative endeavors. For the last few months I have been putting together 3DCAMP Houston. 3DCAMP Houston. is a day long symposium on everything 3D. It crosses disciplines such as oil and gas, engineering, computer graphics and others. It is also used with my own passion- art. I am co chair of 3DCAMP Houston which was a marvelous success held at the University of Houston Architectural Department. It was a huge undertaking, I was also a speaker. My lecture was on Copyrights, Ethics and Responsibilities of 3D. I have been writing a book about 3D technology and fine art and craft and this lectures is from of my chapters.
I’m also happy to report that the Grambling Tiger head was displayed in the art gallery at 3DCAMP Houston. The art could be displayed because the show consisted of art that was created using some form of 3D technology. As you know by reading this blog, the tiger was first sculpted in the computer and then later it was CNC milled as it was enlarged, and then clay was added.
The Tiger update
I have spoken to both Grambling and Shidoni Foundry it is confirmed, that the tiger will not be at homecoming. Instead, I hear there will be a separate celebration at Grambling for the installation of the tiger.
I have been waiting on some more photographs and a video from Shidoni Foundry. I can’t wait to post those. I think they will be coming any day now. The entire tiger has gone through the casting process. The last piece that I was waiting for was the head. Now they have to put this puzzle piece together, create an internal armature and give it a patination. I am scheduled to come to Shidoni Foundry around the 11th of November. I will be monitoring the tiger the entire week at Shidoni. I’m not allowed to post pictures of the entire tiger together, until after the unveiling, but I’ll be sure to post some glimpses. The tiger, at this date, is scheduled to leave Shidoni Foundry on the 18th. It will be traveling in an open bed trailer from New Mexico to Louisiana. I wonder if anyone will spot it going down the highway?
Stay tuned for more information concerning the installation and celebration of the tiger.