For Rippling Images, I worked with a team to produce a marine-rated, desktop scanner-based imaging rig, and performed a new series of digital artworks while scuba diving on a live coral reef off the coast of Key Largo in Florida. Everything leaked, everything broke, nothing did what I wanted or expected: and this is precisely what must have happened to finally see the 18 wondrous prints. At stake are not only the ways we perform our bodies, media, concepts and materials, but also the implications of water and land, life and non-life, that we per-form with every day: as individuals, and as a people, and as a part of our habitats.
This work has been produced with support from the UWM Graduate School.
See the final artworks @ http://nathanielstern.com/rippling-images
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When nine-year-old Shea Stollenwerk asked for a hand for Christmas, her parents hoped to find someone to make the parts, fully envisioning assembling a mechanical hand for their daughter themselves. The third grader from Mukwonago was born with a partial palm and no fingers on her right hand, but YouTube videos of 3-D printed plastic prostheses made her believe a fully functioning right hand might be in her future.
Frankie Flood knew he could help. But the UW-Milwaukee associate professor would do much more than mail the Stollenwerks a box of unassembled pieces. In this video, watch as Flood recruits his Peck School of the Arts colleague Adream Blair, her design class and Shea herself to design and develop a plethora of pink, purple and turquoise hands for a little girl whose Christmas wish has been more than granted.