Associate Professor in sculpture, Norwood Viviano, Michigan, maps data on urban change – such as population flux – by way of CAD & rapid prototyping to glass, ceramic or steel diorama or arrangement of suspended spindles. See Blogroll link for clarification.

All text & images taken from Norwood Viviano’s site /

Downtown Houston – Mining Industries Series – Glass /

Microsoft Corporation Headquarters & Detail – Mining Industries Series – Glass /

Downtown Seattle – Detail – Mining Series – Glass /

“Russell Industrial Center Detail – Mining Industries Series:  kilncast glass works showing aerial views of sites in the United States related to several cities. Within the installation, vinyl cut drawings convey a timeline outlining city boundaries and creating links to industry and population density shifts throughout the 20th century” /

Cities Departure and Deviation Installation Milwaukee to Youngstown Detail – Glass /

Cities Departure and Deviation Installation Houston Indianapolis Los Angeles Detail – Glass /

Cities Departure and Deviation Installation Detroit and flint Detail – Glass /

“The installation Cities: Departure and Deviation is comprised of 24 blown-glass forms based on three-dimensional rotations of statistical data for major urban centers in the United States. The blown-glass objects, created entirely in shades of clinical white, black and gray, reference the weight and precision of hanging plumbs and the precariousness of spinning tops” /

Kohler Landfill Detail – Ceramic /

Kphler Village Detail – Ceramic /

Kohler Factory Campus Detail – Ceramic /

Lincoln Circle Detail – Porcelain /

Church Street Detail – Porcelain: Kohler Arts/Industry Residency /

“As Artists-in-Residence, Sarah Lindley and  I created our own work alongside factory associates utilizing the same technologies and processes that they were using to create Kohler bathroom fixtures. The resultant images represent our interest in the dynamic relationship between early American industry and the towns that grew up around it.  The resultant images represent our interest in the dynamic relationship between early American industry and the towns that grew up around it.” /

Making Way Detail – steel: for Recasting Michigan series /

Detroic Population Shift Detail – Steel /

“Recasting Michigan is a series of sculptures and digital prints exploring issues related to industry and population shift within manufacturing cities of Michigan”

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