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December 10, 2013

Acrylic Window Frame

Filed under: Digital Fabrication — Mia @ 4:06 pm

An acrylic frame resembles a window with blue acrylic rods acting as blinds.

A lamp, photo frame, and stuffed rabbit sit on top of an Ikea computer cabinet.

Mary Van Cline‘s 1983 The Enigma of Time inspired this photo frame. Van Cline used photosensitive glass and glass rods where I incorporated a laser-printed transparency and acrylic rods. Capturing the venetian blinds effect with background light affecting the transparent image was my intent. Geometric design includes the Golden Ratio (Da Vinci’s divine proportion). The photo inside the simulated window was taken in Oregon—just south of Seaside. During critique, I placed the frame, a lamp made from hard drive platters, a stuffed rabbit, and a onesie that my granddaughter outgrew on top of an Ikea computer cabinet. I was excited to discover the extrude feature of Adobe Illustrator when creating the project sketch.

The critique photo on the right was taken by our Digital Fabrication instructor, Brian Evans.

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