How to make a sculpture with laser cutting and acrylic.
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Step 1: DRAW
Before making, it is necessary imagine and draw. It was not even necessary to use a 3D software in this one.
I imagined a simple mathematical situation with 6 colors.
In a semi- circle, primary and secondary colors. Blue, red, yellow / purple, orange and green.
To optimize the production, there is only one triangle size.
72 triangles of each color, 72 x 6 = 432.
A visual system organized ranging from darker to lighter.
Structurally, 12 radial subdivisions generating 6 concentric groups.
In side view, there is an angle of 45 degrees for each pair of triangles.
Like this, the fitting of each pair is perfect. The triangles have a thickness of 3mm.
Remember to imagine how it will be stuck on a wall if it’s a panel.
There are no separations between art and technique.
Step 2: CUT
For the mating parts in this prototype, exist a small square on the end of each piece,
with a slight variation of 0.5 mm. To make a rigid plug.
Another detail is a small step forward on both sides of the piece,
to make a larger area of accuracy.
There is a central hole in each triangle, allowing the assembly.
Step 3: PUT TOGETHER
For best results, the glue can be done using a syringe.
Patience and attention. Protection glasses and mask is essential.
A little support for the assembly was necessary, so the glue does not stick the piece on the table.
Step 4: TRANSPARENCY
I hope that a little explanation about this project can offer some ideas for new creations.