I visited San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art last week, and was intrigued by the work of conceptual artist Sol LeWitt. LeWitt did not execute much of his art himself - instead, he provided a set of directions to a gallery, which would be carried out by local artisans directly on the walls of the exhibition space. They would then be erased after the show was over. The former practice sounds a LOT like an instructable to me, so for fun I decided to try to recreate a version of one of LeWitt's pieces myself (I have been incredibly distracted while at Pier 9, but have decided to embrace that rather than resent it). I liked his "Cubes in Color on Color":
As a scientist, I felt it resembled a collection of colorful unit cells, and the cube evokes the idea of three dimensionality (which I've been thinking in a lot lately), so it spoke to me on multiple levels. Many thanks to Jeff Ponitz, who recommended the MoMA visit and cast a critical eye over the final piece (above).
Very little to do here other than replicate LeWitt's design for the purposes of laser cutting. Attached is the .DXF file, which I designed in Fusion360. I resized it so I could fit it into a single sheet of 2' × 3' plywood (each cube ended up 4.66", 118.5 mm).