17 7/16″ x 14 5/8″ x 3″
Vintage electronics, vintage cameras, projector parts, typewriter parts, electron tubes, projector bulbs, adding machine parts.
The term Acrocene is derived from the Greek root acro- meaning top most, at the extremity, or at the edge. Acrocene represents the span of time and effort put into this new body of work; the physical size of this work is at the very edge of what is possible using my current techniques. The resin cure-time of this larger work is very limited; this presents unique challenges to ensure that each fossil retains the intended design when disturbed by the wet resin.
This body of work also displays new explorations in texture and pattern along with more modifications made to the individual parts used for each creature. To date, this series exposes the most the tension between realism and exoctic roboticism.
The fossil tiles are approximately one inch thick. Each tile is supported by four brass pegs with thumb screws that retain tile in place. The custom-sized outer metal frames are made by AmericanFrame.