Slide "Canada Glacier from Lake Fryxell, Antarctica (2016-17)"
acrylic, oil and wax on high density urethane
15.5 x 60 x 17.5 inches
Canada Glacier from Lake Fryxell, Antarctica (2016-17), acrylic, oil and wax on high density urethane, 15.5 x 60 x 17.5 inches
Slide "Canada Glacier from Lake Fryxell, Antarctica" (2015/2017)
one of 162 source photos for sculpture
archival pigment print, 32.5 x 50 inches
Slide "Panorama of Canada Glacier from Lake Fryxell" (2015/2017)
site photographed for the sculpture is on the left side in this photo, centered over the lake
archival pigment print
16.5 x 73 inches
Slide "'Giant's Face' Pressure Ridge, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica" (2017-2019)
acrylic on 3D-printed PLA plastic and polymer-modified gypsum
19.5 x 36 x 15.5 inches
Giants Face Pressure Ridge
Slide "'Giant's Face' Pressure Ridge, McMurdo Sound"
(2015/2017)
one of the source photos for the sculpture
archival pigment print
22 x 15.675 inches
Slide "Canada Glacier from Lake Hoare, Antarctica (2017)"
acrylic on 3D-printed PLA plastic
11 x 54 x 15.5 inches
Slide "Canada Glacier from Lake Hoare, Antarctica (2015)"
photograph of the portion of the glacier captured in the sculpture
Slide "'Bird' Ventifact, Dry Valleys, Antarctica" (2016)
acrylic on 3D-printed PLA plastic and polymer-modified gypsum
16 x 29.5 x 29.5 inches
Slide "'Bird' Ventifact, Dry Valleys, Antarctica" (2016)
acrylic on 3D-printed PLA plastic and polymer-modified gypsum
16 x 29.5 x 29.5 inches
Slide "'Bird' Ventifact, Dry Valleys, Antarctica" (2016)
acrylic on 3D-printed PLA plastic and polymer-modified gypsum
16 x 29.5 x 29.5 inches
Slide "'Bird' Ventifact, Dry Valleys, Antarctica" (2016)
acrylic on 3D-printed PLA plastic and polymer-modified gypsum
16 x 29.5 x 29.5 inches
Slide "'Bird' Ventifact, Dry Valleys, Antarctica" (2015/2017)
one of the source photos for the sculpture
archival pigment print, 14.75 x 22 inches

Using a process called photogrammetry, I was able to convert series of still photographs I took of ice and rock formations with my digital camera into 3D files. The 3D file is a re-creation of the object as a surface made up of little triangles, which is generated when I upload the photos to the photogrammetry software. With further editing in a 3D modeling program I prepare it to be fabricated on a machine that can read 3D files — either a 3D printer or a CNC router. The process of making one of the ventifact sculptures is shown in a video posted on YouTube.

Please inquire to see source photographs or screenshots of 3D scans in progress.

More information about Walking in Antarctica | Download the exhibition proposal: 4-page PDF

Links to More Antarctica Images

sea ice
Ice Cave & Sea Ice
(View 14 photos)

lake ice
Lake Ice
(View 11 photos)

dry valleys
Dry Valleys
(View 15 photos)

penguins
Penguins
(View 6 photos)

sculpture
Sculpture
(View 4 sculptures)

installations
Installation Shots
(From 3 venues)