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Garfagnana Gallop Grazie

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Robert Michael Smith

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Garfagnana Gallop Grazie by Robert Michael Smith

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Garfagnana Gallop Grazie

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Robert Michael Smith

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2013

Marble

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Dimensions: 80cm (H) x 80cm (W) x 50.8cm (D) / 31.5" (H) x 31.5" (W) x 20" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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First RMS marble sculpture carved by 7-axis robot during first Digital Stone Project Robotic 2013 Stone Carving Workshop at Garfagnana Innovazione, Gramolazzo, Italy. Although it was roughed out by robot this marble sculpture was meticulously hand carved and finished directly by hand and machines skills of the artist. The title refers to he chaotic nature of many of the other residency participants as well as some of the local artisans and staff. The design was intended to reflect a universal dance of energy as the underlying structure of material existence.

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Born: 1953

Hometown: Santa Rosa

Based in: Santa Rosa, CA

Robert Michael Smith is an active pioneer of digital sculpture, 3D CG visualization/animation, virtual reality, robotic CNC milling, 3D printed sculptures and synthetic biology. Smith Retired from teaching Aug. 2019 after 40 years of academia at numerous institutions nationally and internationally including 20 years as Tenured Associate Professor of Digital Art & Design at New York Institute of Technology.

Smith exhibited extensively globally during the past forty years including Digital Stone Exhibition at Beijing Today Art Museum, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Chongqing Jinse Gallery, Wenzhou ArtMap Gallery, China including Autodesk Design Museum, San Francisco, CA. Smith’s sculptures are included in the permanent collections of China National Museum of Fine Art at Beijing and Datong Museum of Contemporary Sculpture,

During past several decades Smith has served as a Board Director for several 501(c)(3) not-for- profit organizations including International Sculpture Center, Sculptors Guild NYC, SIGGRAPH Manhattan, and continues as a co-founding Board Director of Digital Stone Project.

Smith has lectured at numerous universities, international conferences, and featured in several international articles and books including Bruce Wand’s “Art of the Digital Age”, published by Thames and Hudson.

October 2012 Smith completed “Biophormatalasmith Stage One: Bio-Sculpture: Rapid Prototyping Human Biological Material for Sculpture”, Art & Science collaboration with Dr. Anthony Atala at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine to 3D print living human tissue of an invented sculptural form designed by CAD. This project was a featured lecture presentation, “In Search of the Lost Cord” at XXXVII Brown Symposium, “What Things May Come: 3D Printing in the Fine Arts and Sciences”, Alma Thomas Theater, Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas during February 2015.


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