Transpositions ft. David Cedeño

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David’s Incubator focused on the exploration of complex stenciling using the laser cutter. His theme was musical instrumentation and living creatures juxtaposed. Here is his statement:

The Paintings

My initial conception of the painting process evolved with the familiarization of the laser cutter. The precision and intricacy of the laser was immediately obvious when I began to cut my first stencils and the process became much more detailed and in-depth than I initially anticipated.

Lamps

Experimentation with cutting the stencils out in wood, instead of the acetate used for the paintings, lead to a whole new and unfamiliar venture in creating some 20+ led lantern sculptures. The original stencils redesigned into shadowboxes, fully portable, activated by lithium-ion batteries and capable of running for more than 40 hours, continuously, on a single charge.

Hand-painted Laser Engravings

As I fell further down the “rabbit hole” of laser cutting, I stumbled upon the act of laser engraving negative images on previously painted wood panels, removing layers of paint by changing the laser to a very low power setting and then intricately handpainting over the negative image burned into the wood.

The laser cutter has profoundly changed my work and I can only see more possibilities with further exploration. The combination of technology and art is an exciting new frontier that I feel blessed to be able to explore.

David Cedeño’s Exhibit was held from December 14th, 2014 to January 11th, 2015

Mycelium Melodies

Mycelium Melodies

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Drag 'N Burn

Drag ‘N Rock

Drag 'N Drift

Drag ‘N Drift

DMBee

DMBee

Dancing Reflections

Dancing Reflections

Crossing Codon Scales

Crossing Codon Scales

Betta Fish

Betta Fish

Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragon

Acoustic Electricity

Acoustic Electricity

Violin Sting

Violin Sting

Violet Buzz

Violet Buzz

Turtle

Turtle

Tree Frog

Tree Frog

Tree Frog

Tree Frog

Transpositions

Transpositions

Trance Position

Trance Position

There Can Bee Only One

There Can Bee Only One

The Music is Inside You

The Music is Inside You

The Last Bee

The Last Bee

Dragonfly Afloat

Dragonfly Afloat

Sunset Tuned

Sunset Tuned

Summer Spring

Summer Spring

Scorpion

Scorpion

Salamander

Salamander

Know Thyself

Know Thyself

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

How Am I Not Myself?

How Am I Not Myself?

Hornet

Hornet

HiVibrations

HiVibrations

Goldfish

Goldfish

Frog Horn

Frog Horn

Flutter In Key (Minor)

Flutter In Key (Minor)

Flutter In Key (Major)

Flutter In Key (Major)

Emerald Blues

Emerald Blues

Dynamic Directions

Dynamic Directions

Drag 'N Burn

Drag ‘N Burn

Colliding Notes

Colliding Notes

dance-position

Dance Position

Capricious Crickets

Capricious Crickets

Bass Drops

Bass Drops

Aglow; Dance of Life

Aglow; Dance of Life