tone depth

Tone Depth

This technique enables the embedding (carving) of an image into the surface of a variety of materials.  Using a CNC router grooves of varying depth are cut into a surface, such that the shadows created inside the grooves compose the image.  These pieces consist of a series of parallel grooves that change depth as they move from side to side. As the depth of the groove changes, so does the shadow which is created inside the groove.  This variation in shadow is what creates the tones in the image.

There is no pigment used in any of these pieces. These works are color independent and can be made from a multitude of materials including plastics and concrete. These works are paintable and can be finished as desired. The image is embedded into the material and will always be visible as long as there is light/shadow.

 

Staire

36 – 32″ hexagons
MDF

Pietra

36″X42″
MDF

Slight

38″
Cast Concrete

Forest

the white set – 144″X42″ Komatex
the brown set – 120″X48″ MDF

Idono

24″x48″
MDF

Merylin

Obama

Charlotte

Sixco

36 – 24″x24″
MDF, Komtex

Eyes

Heros

Holly Family