are a powerful means for encouraging and
facilitating artistic expression.
Computers with graphic and modeling software are as readily available
today’s artists as brushes and paints, or a sculptor’s mallet and
in workshops of centuries past. Using
a computer allows unlimited trial-and-error
variations on a theme.
enable hand-drawn sketches to be scanned in as a starting point, just
as we can
paste our scribbled notes into a written composition.
Computer design allows for
trial-and-error, without the necessity to
expensive materials, which can inhibit creative experimentation. The
undo and redo capabilities permit essential visualizing of alternatives
converge towards a desired result -- or diverge in a direction not
I have visualized a new creation to my
satisfaction on the computer, I can output an original work of art.
me, the result is accomplishment of my artistic
(below) detail of pegged mortise and tenon joints on
Mobius sculpture constructed out of red oak, on exhibit at the downtown
(above) Turbo Helix
(below) Timberframe Trefoil Knot, outdoor sculpture in Bennington,