Computer Sculpture Articles

I’m an enthusiastic user of the technological tools sold here on this ComputerSculpture site, as well as of some we don’t sell, while of course there are some I can only dream about. This space will be dedicated to explorations of what’s out there, what we’ve done with it, and what others have done as well. I’m not ruling anything out at this point, so watch this spot for philosophical ramblings, site reviews, projects we’ve done, kudos and complaints, breaking news, and ancient history.

The Inside 3D Printing Show

December 13–15, 2016

Since being taken over by Rising Media from founders Meckler Media , this show has morphed from a focus entirely on 3D printing to embrace virtual and augmented reality, robotics, and other technical fields, but 3D printing-related booths still…

Out of Hand

Materializing the Post-Digital

Museum of Art and Design, New York City. October 16, 2013 – June 1, 2014

This is a fascinating show, and an important one. For the first time (that I know of) a major museum has embraced the concept of digitally-mediated sculpture and design, which has captured the imagination of many workers in these fields during the…


Reinterpreting the Figure

Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey. February 27 - June 12, 2011

This excellent show, co-curated by Ingrid Renard and Hildreth York , is presented with a statement by the curators which I found somewhat provocative, if not altogether accurate. They said, in part: “Clay…demands a direct involvement of the…

Sculptor Stan Dann

At the Benicia Library

September – October 2010

To its everlasting credit in these days of ever-shrinking budgets, the Public Library of Benicia California has maintained its art gallery as a separate exhibition space with an ambitious program that has showcased many artists of outstanding…

The Rapid 2010 Show

SME, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers , sponsors various expositions relating to the design and production of manufactured items in the USA. The Rapid show is dedicated to “Rapid” prototyping (which has morphed into Rapid Manufacturing) as well…

Three Inspiring Artists

Richard Shaw, Robert Hudson, and Clayton Bailey

Last weekend (March 20, 2010), I had a chance to reconnect with the work of some of the people who supplied much of my original inspiration to make the sort of assemblage-oriented craft-based art I ended up pursuing. Richard Shaw and Robert Hudson…

Digital Stone Exhibition

Doland Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

The world’s center of gravity has been tilting eastward lately, and the digital art movement reflects that with this ambitious exhibition, in three Chinese venues, sponsored by design software powerhouse Autodesk, whose CEO, Carl Bass , appreciates…

Siggraph 2008

I hadn’t attended Siggraph, the big summer computer-graphics conference and exposition, in a while so I made time for its 2008 incarnation in L.A. I’ve been to Siggraph a couple of times before, and always found interesting things to feed my thoughts…

Intersculpt 2007

Conseil Général de Muerthe et Moselle, Nancy, France; Arts et Metiers, Rue de L’hospital, Paris, France

I was a part of this one, and went to France to participate in this exhibition and conference, part of a series of similar events that has been going on for several biennial cycles now. There were a wide range of presentations and works spread out…

Jewelry Masterpieces

French Jewelry from American Collections

San Francisco’s Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum

This show, at San Francisco’s Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum , traces the trajectory of jewelry-making in France from the Art Nouveau era to present times. Perhaps it’s unfair to try to analyze a country’s production from what a disparate…

Pacific Design and Manufacturing Show

Last month (February 2007), I took some time off to visit the Pacific Design and Manufacturing show at the convention center in Anaheim California, right across the street from Disneyland. This mammoth exposition incorporated a whole slew of…

Bruce Beasley

Oakland Museum, July 17, 2005

I had a chance to see one of my sculpture heroes the other day, as Bruce Beasley gave a talk about his life and work in conjunction with a major retrospective exhibition at the Oakland Museum . His talk was low-key, and very light on ArtSpeak. He…