Monday, February 29, 2016

Sculpture progress

Progress has gone well in fabricating the sculpture frame for The Machine of Awesome Bright Liquid Blueness. Constructed mostly out of 1/4"thick aluminum, the frame also acts as a heat sync for the LED's. The piece is almost 35" in diameter and 7-9" deep.

I want to thank Zeeshan for machining the pieces needed to install the water bottle refilling unit, as well as arranging the water jet cutting of the back plate, outer ring, and the LED curved plate. As well as Mark for finishing off the tig welding. I was able to cut the LED curved plate by hand in order to fit it inside the outer ring and the polycarbonate cover will also be hand moulded and cut.

Next I will start to map and install the plumbing and Tim will be coming in and we will start laying in the strips of 144/meter led strips.

















Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Art Gallery of Mississauga

  • "It has been inspiring to work with artist Christopher McLeod, educator Christine Rodrigues, and Corsair Public School. It is a delight to encounter a learning environment full of so many enthusiastic teachers and students, ready to dive into new ways of engaging with environmentally focused arts education and community initiatives. TD FEF has truly given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to all stakeholders to realize new potential in the community and to make a lasting impression, and begin new relationships to the environment for young minds. "

    Tina Chu
    Engagement Consultant, Art Gallery of Mississauga


  • Artist in residence: Christopher McLeod produces art that is environmentally minded. Often participatory, McLeod’s work helps his viewers engage with issues of sustainability and conservation in unexpected ways. Through this residency, McLeod shared his expertise on environment-based artworks and helped students produce their own pieces to build an outdoor classroom.
  • Environmental education: The curriculum-based and environmentally-themed art projects were produced by Corsair students. The pieces were then assembled through volunteer teams, which included TD employees. Students developed teamwork and creative problem-solving abilities, as well as a deeper connection to the natural world.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Laser cut and machining progress

The back plate, outer ring, and the curved LED plate are all back from the machine shops. Made from 1/4 aluminum plate, they are heavy duty and will work well as a heat sync for the LED's. Now the three pieces need to be welded and secured together. The LED plate will also be machined down another 1/4" fitting inside the outer ring.
Curved LED plate with opening for water fountain.

Back Plate 34" dia. 1/4 Aluminum.


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