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.
36 – 32″ hexagons
the white set – 144″X42″ Komatex
the brown set – 120″X48″ MDF
36 – 24″x24″