Laser Cutting: Andrew F. Scott’s Serial Sculptural Forms November 25, 2008Posted by afsart in laser.
During the Summer of 2008 I taught a Digital Sculpture Course at the Savannah College of Art and Design. One of the processes that we explored during the quarter was laser cutting. While I was initially drawn to the laser as a cutting tool, I soon found that its applications as an engraving and sculptural tool provides a wide range of creative expressions. In one of my first sculptural explorations I used the laser to create two serial sculptural forms, one using horizontal cross-sections and the other vertical of the same model.
I chose cardboard as a materials after seeing a lamp form that was created by one of my graduate students, (Jonathon Anderson). In his light sculpture he was able to take advantage of the corrogation in cardboard to activate not only the serial nature of his form, but to also transform the quality of the light. In future posts I will provide a more extensive explanation about the processes that are used to create these models.