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The Pumpkin's King (neck)

NEW “The Pumpkin’s King” ToeHead On Violin: An Effort For Autism Awareness

ToeHeads, The King, & Autism Awareness

by Daric Gill

The Pumpkin's King (detail), acrylic and marker on vintage violin.
The Pumpkin’s King (detail), acrylic and marker on vintage violin.

NEW! The Pumpkin’s King is a ToeHead painted on vintage violin. The pumpkin headed Elvis riding a unicycle was purchased by The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation, an organization that promotes autism awareness. This piece will be awarded as part of their annual fall cycling fundraiser.

“The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation was founded to promote autism awareness, education, and research through community events in Columbus. Our goal is to engage participants in the conversation and call them to action while providing an entertaining background.”

[Register here to join the ride]

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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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{Explore the entire build process  here}

 

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Awarded Visual Arts Fellowship By Greater Columbus Arts Council & 2019 Exhibition Columbus Museum of Art

Awarded Visual Arts Fellowship, 2019 Exhibition At CMoA

by Daric Gill

It is my profound pleasure to announce that  the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Museum of Art have chosen me as a recipient of the 2018 Visual Arts Fellowship! This is a particular honor, as as well as a generous fellowship award of $5000, the Columbus Museum of Art will feature the recipients in their annual Greater Columbus exhibition June 14 to Sept. 29, 2019.

As if that wasn’t amazing enough, the Visual Art Fellowship finalists and recipients are invited to apply for an Artist Exchange program, a two to three-month residency in Dresden, Germany. This is of course, based on a future selection process. But in any case, the idea is quite thrilling.

The 2018 Visual Arts Fellowships were juried in a blind review process by Jacob Proctor, a New York-based curator and writer; and Matthew Thompson, Director of Advisory at Art Agency Partners in Los Angeles. I’m joined by 3 other recipients: Cameron Granger, Jared Thorne, and Ryland Wharton. Congratulations to those artists as well!

"The Greater Columbus Arts Council and The Columbus Museum of Art encourage and support creativity and cultural development in the Columbus area. The Visual Arts Fellowship continues a partnership between the Arts Council and the Columbus Museum of Art that recognizes outstanding visual art practices within the community."

The Visual Arts Fellowship is a very distinguished award and I’m exceedingly grateful to be selected. I’d like to offer my most sincere gratitude to the Council, the CMoA, Jacob Proctor, and Matthew Thompson for choosing my work out of the many others. Numerous family members, friends, professional partnerships, and art-enthusiasts have helped paved the way for any achievement that passes my way. You all have been a part of my journey and I find your love and encouragement a wealth beyond any others.

 

I am humbled by your support. Thank you!

 

Special Thanks to Greater Columbus Arts Council & The Columbus Museum Of Art!
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