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VIDEO: How I Built A Robotic Sculpture From An 1800s Table

How I Made “The Shy Machine”: An Interactive Kinetic Light Sculpture That Moves, Learns, & Reacts

by Daric Gill

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The Shy Machine is a motion activated, sound reactive, environmentally adaptive, kinetic light sculpture. As its name would suggest, this robot is shy. The two halves of this 12-sided geometric form open and close depending on the noise levels in the environment. Vibrant lights pulse from within according to volume in the room. The insides are packed with electronic brains, lights, and sensors to make this happen. In this article, you can explore the build process from start-to-finish.

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"The Shy Machine": Fully opened in the Soft Volume Position. Slow undulations of rainbow light.

VIDEO: Interactive Kinetic Light Sculpture Moves, Learns, & Reacts

“The Shy Machine”: Interactive Kinetic Light Sculpture that Moves, Lights, Learns, & Reacts

by Daric Gill

"The Shy Machine": Fully opened in the Soft Volume Position. Slow undulations of rainbow light.
“The Shy Machine”: Fully opened in the Soft Volume Position. Slow undulations of rainbow light.

The Shy Machine: a motion activated, sound reactive, environmentally adaptive, kinetic light sculpture.

Taking over a year to complete (time split with other projects), this piece has been the most ambitious artwork I’ve created to date. It’s been my goal to create a piece with the specific aim to push myself beyond any previous personal limitations regarding engineering, finance, complexity, and conceptual meaning.

A project this involved earned a proportionate amount of planning and quiet contemplation before any work could even begin. At this point in my career, I view this particular piece as the combination of my childhood interests mingled with my adult potential. In this article, I’ll discuss how I came to the idea, how it works, and how I relate to it on a very personal level.

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Zanesville Museum Of Art To Exhibit “Absolute” Painting

“Absolute: Totality” Accepted Into Zanesville Museum Of Art Exhibition

by Daric Gill

"Absolute: Totality", Oil painting on wood by Daric Gill
“Absolute: Totality”, Oil paint on panel. 40” x 40”. 12.16.17.

I’m extremely pleased to announce that “Absolute: Totality” was accepted into the 73rd Ohio Annual Exhibit at the Zanesville Museum of Art. My piece is one of 59 works chosen for the exhibition by juror, Erin Shapiro, Curator at the Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio.

Exhibition Dates:
June 21, 2018 – Sept. 8, 2018

Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 21, 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

 

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“Absolute: Position”, (detail). Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.

Positioned Paintings To Be In May Exhibit At George Billis Gallery, LA

“Absolute: Position” & “Absolute: Nostalgia” Paintings To Be In May Exhibit At George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles

By Daric Gill

 

“Absolute: Position”, Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.
“Absolute: Position”, Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.

It’s a real pleasure to announce that  2 of my paintings will be on display at George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles in May. I’ve been connected with the gallery for a couple years now, showing a few pieces in their Culver City, LA gallery as well as a few in their home gallery located in Chelsea, NYC.

These pieces will be included in a group exhibition between May 19th – June 23rd, 2018. An opening reception will be held Saturday May 19, 5-8pm. If you’re in the LA area, I recommend checking out the gallery. Read more below.

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