Well, its a simple go, but it has a concept behind it.
Its all about using both sides of a material. Kinda like Kandinsky’s stick but not contrasting and certainly not as beautiful. Not to mention the material is see-through… Add these ideas to the golden mean proportion and you got endless ways to create line art.
My thoughts were to use the same vector squiggle I made on each side of the plexiglass - but at a different position on each side. Since acrylic is transparent and behaves as such, my hope was I would find an interesting 3D-kinda effect, as you look through from the front etching to the back…..
I did the sketch in Illustrator, as we all do, making sure the line thickness was above 2 pixels so there is enough line to give texture but not too much to get in the way of the other side….
Step 1: Tools & Software used
Laser Cutter Trotec machine
Adobe Illustrator CC (though I saved it out as a CS3 Illustrator file, just in case)
I made this at Techshop
Step 2: First steps
Draw a square (hotkey; m) then drag a guide from the left Ruler and place in the center of the square.
Then draw a circle (l) from the bottom center point on the guide, holding down the ⌘ and ⌥ keys. Drag the circle so its border touches both the square's top corners. This is the circle we will use as a guide to decipher the golden proportion.
Then draw a rectangle from the upper right corner of the square, making the width equal to where the circle intersects. Make the height the same as the square.