Student sculptor Quinn McCormack stands in front of his art installation

Turning artificial intelligence designs into sculpture

Patterns created by a design software program were fabricated into an eight foot-tall sculpture by Quinn McCormack in a third-year environmental design studio led by Gabriel Esquivel, associate professor of architecture.

In the piece, “Autonomous Façade,” McCormack explored turning a design created by artificial intelligence into a piece influenced by graffiti and the dazzling look of neon signage in Tokyo.

Elements of the piece were cut at the Automated Fabrication & Design Lab at the RELLIS campus, assembled in an off-campus garage and painted on a porch at McCormack’s apartment.

“Autonomous Façade” is part of “Fresh Vision II,” an exhibit of student work that opens at the Wright Gallery May 23, 2022.

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