'The thrill of it all' by Peter Liversidge
In 2010 we assisted the artist Peter Liversidge in the production of several works for his acclaimed exhibition 'The Thrill of It All' at the Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh. The exhibition is a collection of pieces in a variety of media. Each work has been selected from a large number of exhibit 'proposals' suggested by the artist, and which he hand-typed on an old manual typewriter.
Initially we were involved with the creation of 'Proposal Number 157' or 'Tiree Boats'. The artist's vision was to reproduce five small model boats he had handcrafted from flotsam found on the beaches of Tiree, Scotland, in synthetic materials. Using 3D laser scanning, we produced highly accurate computer models of the five boats. These 3D datasets were then used in a rapid-prototyping process to create exact replica model boats in fused nylon.
Following the success of the 'Tiree Boats', we helped Peter to realise 'Proposal 88' or 'Nineteen Stones', a work that required the creation of nineteen exact replicas of the same small stone.
Have a look at images taken during the project in the image gallery above and see a short video below showing a 3D computer model of one of the boats.