Since 2016, myself and the rest of the P.art team at AKTII have been supporting artist DeWitt Godfrey on a series of sculptures.
We’ve developed computational design tools to help DeWitt explore multiple design options during the development phase of each sculpture. These tools also allow him to select a final design and automatically generate fabrication information – cutting templates, connectivity (=assembly) information, and so on.
As with so many of our art collaborations, these tools were refined through many conversations with the artist, where we discovered which aspects of his particular design approach and sensibilities could be ’embedded’ within the digital tools.
The end result of this process is a digital ‘toolkit’ that is quite bespoke to this artist, his process and his artistic expression.
The DeWitt Godfrey projects I’ve worked on are:
- Denver (proposal in progress)
- Gazebo (2019)
- Blake (2018) info here
- Folly (2017) info here
- Enspire (2017) info here
Assembly process for ‘Enspire’ :
· An article on the ‘Cellular Sculptures of DeWitt Godfrey’ in CodaWorx.
· Some beautiful detail photos of ‘Enspire’ at the bottom of this page.