Utilizing 3-D CAD data provided by artist, digitally compress into low relief; design fabrication method; engineer and manufacture translucent sculpture, structural support system and accommodation for internal LED lighting.
Translucent FRP sculpture utilizing clear unsaturated polyester laminating resin and E-Glass reinforcement. Sculpture was created by milling full-scale patterns from EPS foam on our large format CNC gantry. Foam was protected and female FRP molds were created into which the translucent FRP was laminated, cured and removed. The mirror image was created and bonded to the other side to form a digitally compressed or distorted “ghost” of the long-abandoned original town trolley of Aurora Colorado.
Client: City of Aurora, CO
Artist: Lawrence Argent