This is the first progress report for my Terminal Thesis Project at the University of Oregon, concluding June 2019.
My proposed project involves many simultaneous elements that are related often intuitively. Â To put the objective as simply as possible, I hope to translate abstract, amorphous forms that have been generated or translated in digital space into a ceramic output, using a specific kind of construction technique.
This construction technique involves fracturing a form into a number of serialized constituent bricks, that are produced on a 3D Clay Printer, that are then individually fired and assembled into the original geometry, at a scale that could not be achieved due to the material restrictions of the printing method.
The rational for engaging these formal and material problems has to do with my practical and philosophical concerns in regards to the outcomes.