Art for the New LBGT Community Center of Greater Cleveland – Test Print

It’s been wonderful working on a commission for the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. Their new building, by Architecture firm WMF, with lead architect David Thal, in the Gordon Square Arts District in the Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood on Cleveland’s west side, is nearing completion. The building is modern, with its metal, glass and masonry planes. Yet, it also nods in respect for its neighbors, where it feels at home in its historic context.

I’m honored that my work will be part of the life of the building and the people of the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. I hope the joyfulness this artwork makes me feel, is also experienced by those who interact with it. As a gay man, together with my husband Bruce Baumwoll for 38 years, we’ve lived our life proud; fought for civil rights; cared for each other. So, it’s especially meaningful, to be in a place where the LGBT community is served.

About The Print

TEST PRINT

The type of print is UV cured inkjet on a composite aluminum panel called Dibond. A UV Curing Inkjet Printer cures the ink practically instantly as powerful UV light is applied while the ink is being laid down. The other feature will be that the print will be cut to shape on a CNC Router.

The artwork will be made of of 53 diamonds. The diamond shape was given the name Rhombus by the mathematician Euclid, hence the title of the work Fifty Three Rhombuses. Each Rhombus is divided up into four triangles, each of varying color. For the test print, I did 5 of these Rhombuses at full size (see image above). I used this test print, not only to check color, but also to test the accuracy of the cutting. To my delight, the CNC router cut it with exacting accuracy; important because of the exacting nature of the geometric forms. The overall size of the final print will be 118″wide x 56″high.

Doing the printing is Vista Color Imaging in Cleveland. They do great work. I Enjoy working with them and they enjoy working with artists. Thank you Kim and Scott and the rest of the team!

Sun Art Aired on CBS Sunday Morning

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A few weeks ago I submitted suns to CBS Sunday Morning (click here to see post). The sun above was selected and aired on the March 31, 2019 broadcast of the show.
Jessica Frank, the person at CBS who curates the selection of suns that air on the program, wrote me the following about airing my sun:

“I’m writing to let you know that one of your GORGEOUS suns will be on our Sunday Morning broadcast tomorrow. Steve Hartman is doing a really moving piece on a former convict/talented artist, and your sun is absolutely perfect at the end.”

Jessica Frank

The piece she is referring to is a moving story about wrongfully convicted artist Richard Phillips who created art in prison for decades. It was his way of surviving it knowing that he was innocent. This offered freedom that could not be taken away. Humbled that my sun was chosen to follow this story.

In Print – ARTIST USES THINK[BOX] TO SHIFT INTO NEW DIMENSION – Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering 2014-2015 Annual Report

The School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University produces a beautiful annual report each year about the schools achievements, research, engineering and other advances the school has made in it’s past year and also has features about selected projects from the school. I’m pleased that my project “Model Citizens” was featured in the article “Artist Uses Thinkbox to Shift Into New Dimension” by Jacqueline Fitch.

Andrew Reach article in Case Western Reserve University Annual Report

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Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering Annual Report "Artist Uses ThinkBox To Shift Into New Dimension

 

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Concept Sketches

 

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Screenshot of Autodesk Inventor 3D Solid Modeling Software

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3D rendering of virtual model

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3D rendering of virtual model

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3D rendering of virtual model

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3D rendering of virtual model

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CAD File for Stainless Steel Laser Cut Plate

 

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3d Printers at Thinkbox

 

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Shopbot CNC Router at Thinkbox cutting maple parts

 

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Model Citizens being assembled