Just like the last time, I ordered a 3D printer and it arrived as a big 0l’ box of miscellaneous parts. This time I have acquired a Printrbot Jr. from printrbot.com.
As it happens, I (kind-of) absolutely love the assembly process…I don’t know why. It almost seems too easy, all you have to do is follow the instructions, then BAM your 3D Printer is complete!
Of course, the actual physical work of assembling the thing is some unusual mixture of frustration and excitement. In this case, I fount the Jr.’s instructions to be just a little bit imprecise at some points, but the finished bot is fantastic.
3d Printing and Me
So, why a new little 3D printer? I was attracted to the semi-portablity and size of the Printrbot Jr., as well as it’s low power requirements –it can print on battery power! Also, its build area is a little larger, and its print speed is a bit faster than my old Thing-O-Matic. These things are important because I just so happen to be teaching a small 3d printing course at Georgian College in the summer, which will be using the Jr.
These monotypes were made for a recent exhibition titled Lost Cities. The work is centered around ghost towns, a category of location whose presence is determined by an absence. Whether the mine dries up, or there is some significant destruction that causes a city … Continue reading →
YOU can make a JUNK – O – TYPE out of any scrap paper that is needlessly resting in your pocket.
Elevate your paper pocket junk to fine-art status by creating your very own limited edition print. Excess paper junk can accumulate on your person for months, resulting in a bulging wallet, or a purse that looks like the inside of an exploded public library. Max Lupo and Jenn Guerin can help alleviate all of your paper related ills with their community outreach performance, “Make Your Own Junk – O- Types with Max and Jenn”. Continue reading →
J. Reynolds, an early daredevil active in the 1920′s, has tempted death more than once. How much is known about this man? In the gallery above, you can see that he completed one or two stunts that seem to indicate … Continue reading →
If you happen to be in Ontario, then maybe you live close enough to come to an exhibition opening this weekend?
At the Double Door Studios and Gallery the exhibition Then Again will open, featuring works by Jacqueline Swanek, Jenn Guerin, Lois Green, and Max Lupo (me).
June 4th to 19th 2011Opening Reception:
June 4, Noon to 4:00pm
Double Door Studios and Gallery
4004 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Anten Mills, Ontario, Canada
www.ddsag.com 705 734 9856
Weekends, Noon to 4:00pm
Continue reading →