This installation in a Pearl District condo in Portland, OR was one of the most unique projects I’ve worked on. Featured in LUXE magazine in 2009, this was a collaboration with designer Andee Hess and fellow artist Justin Gorman.
Above a white marble fireplace we built an oddly recessed space out with layers of plexiglass. Each piece of plexiglass was laser cut and hand silkscreened giving them a transparent matt color. There are 52 layers of glass stacked out from the wall, moving towards the room. The piece is held in place by 50 aluminum rods from a reinforced wall as the layers grow horizontally out towards the viewer. The final result is over 1 foot thick of laser cut glass with an amazingly clean effect, as there’s no fasteners needed to hold the piece on the wall.
Every layer is a pattern, drawing or painting converted into a digital file to be laser cut. We went through many designs and stages for this process and the fabrication took a month alone. We had custom 5ft x 5ft large silkscreens manufactured to do the base silkscreens on the wall. Each laser cut piece had to line up perfectly to fit on the supporting rods and each layer had to contain the right amount of transparency as to not mask the layers below.