From art to engineering

O'Hana, Sarah and Pinkerton, Andrew and Shoba, Kalsang (2007) From art to engineering. In: 21st Conference on Surface Modification Technologies, 24-26 September 2007, Paris.

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Abstract

This paper describes work which emerged through a need to understand more about the potential of laser surface engineering for use in the creative industries. The method of creation of contemporary jewellery pieces and the resultant ‘Ocular’ jewellery series are described from the points of view of an artist and an engineer. The work demonstrates how laser controlled oxide growth on commercially pure titanium under ambient conditions can be used as an artistic tool by producing even, defined colours or by reproducing a simulation of freehand drawings on a titanium surface. It also asks the question: how different are artists from scientists and engineers?

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:This paper describes work which emerged through a need to understand more about the potential of laser surface engineering for use in the creative industries. The method of creation of contemporary jewellery pieces and the resultant ‘Ocular’ jewellery series are described from the points of view of an artist and an engineer. The work demonstrates how laser controlled oxide growth on commercially pure titanium under ambient conditions can be used as an artistic tool by producing even, defined colours or by reproducing a simulation of freehand drawings on a titanium surface. It also asks the question: how different are artists from scientists and engineers?
Keywords:jewellery, art, laser, titanium oxide
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W720 Metal Crafts
W Creative Arts and Design > W721 Silversmithing/Goldsmithing
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:3701
Deposited By: Rosaline Smith
Deposited On:23 Jan 2011 10:01
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:51

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