Temporary exhibition, Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX
From 3-D digital data provided by artist, design fabrication method, engineer and manufacture sculpture for on-site assembly, disassembly and reassembly indefinitely. Surface finish by post-applied veneer plaster.
Digital data was used to CNC-mill female EPS molds making several segments of the sculpture. The interior and exterior FRP skins of these segments were joined with bulkheads. Assembly was by incorporating a post-tensioned assembly system. Surface finish was by application of Italian veneer plaster, or “marmolino.”
Artist: Michael Somoroff
Marmalino Finish By: Stephen Torton