FreelandBuck’s installation, Slipstream, offered a bright presence at New York’s Bridge Gallery. Measuring 9′-10″x 20′-10″x8′-3″ tall, the installation is made from over one thousand CNC cut plywood pieces that notch together is a carton-like application. The result is an undulating, dynamically patterned and brightly colored wall.
The Slipstream design was inspired by Lebbeus Woods sketches studying fluid dynamics. A pattern with two distinct flow directions was developed using Grasshopper in Rhino and then extruded in order to create an egg crate structure.
This artistic concept can be easily integrated into a host of environments, such as retail or office spaces. The complex form lends itself to creating identity and brand presence. Although the Slipstream installation showcases the use of plywood, a heavy option at roughly 250 pounds, alternative material options are available. Solutions including felt board can offer the same precise form, with a wide assortment of colors and greatly reduced weight.