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Burnt Pitahayas

Posted by
Alfredo J. Martiz J. (Panama City, Panama) on 1 February 2014 in Art & Design.

Burnt Pitahayas, a series of 3 dimensional paper lamps created by using a computer driven process (Rhinoceros/Processing/Laser-cutting/Spray painted carton paper), was an art installation presented at the RADAR exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Panama City.

How to burn your own Pitahaya (ala Chef Mario Castrellon)
Step 01: Define radius of each ring-section to create shape, size and volume of your pitahaya!
Step 02: Select the numbers of geometrical cells you want on its skin!
Step 03: Control the aperture of geometrical light openings!
Step 04: Draw a shading map to screen the porosity percentage to emulate "hairyness"!
Step 05: Now, turn on the fire, smoke away and burn your pitahaya!

Credits of Burnt Pitahayas:
as makeSHIFT:NOW
Jong Hwa Lee (a.k.a. Duly)
w/ Elías Mendoza (designer)
& Satoru Sugihara (computation consultant)

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Panama
Date: February 23rd, 2013

Canon EOS 7D 13/10 second F/5.6 ISO 100 26 mm

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Canon EOS 7D
13/10 second
ISO 100
26 mm