Resources for Exploring Digital Frontiers and Creating ArteZen Sculptures
Consulting and Learning Resources:
3d Services West, Director, Tony Buchen, holds degrees in math and physics. He has over 35 years’ experience as sculptor and virtual artist, using 3D modeling for the realization of physical objects and the generation of imagery.
DEVELOPMENT OF 3D MODELS Models developed from a sketch, photograph, scan, or an idea. Services for anyone who wants to see or touch their concept, regardless of scale or complexity.
PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES Quality outsourcing services: high resolution 3D printing in diverse materials, 5 axis milling, EDM, injection molding, water- jetand laser cutting.
VIRTUAL GRAPHICS Renderings for animated advertising, architecture, and site specific sculpture proposals.
Contact Tony Buchen for free consultation. 505.795.8139 firstname.lastname@example.org Santa Fe, NM Website: www.3dservices.com About Buchen / Goodwin - Founding members of the ArteZen Sculptors Group ™
Collaborating artists Tony Buchen and Jazzmean Goodwin currently work in virtual space creating sculpture as 3D models. Their physical pieces are achieved via numerous computer related technologies: from wire EDM to advanced 3D scanning and printing. They began their collaboration in Santa Fe, NM where they focused on fabricated metal sculpture; exhibiting small works with galleries in Santa Fe, Dallas, and Los Angeles, and executing several large-scale commissions.
In 1990 they became artists-in-residence at Sloss Furnaces, an industrial museum in Birmingham, Alabama where they experimented extensively with the city’s exceptional CNC technology. During this ten year period at the Sloss museum they became increasingly aware of the possibilities for sculpture developed as virtual models. In 2000 the artists began living in Corsica, France. Surprisingly, on this “back-in-time” island they encountered an opportunity to experiment freely with 3D printing in its early stages. This period also marks the beginning of their new approach to the medium of sculpture itself. They began to explore their 3D models via the photography unique to virtual space, as stills and video. They currently work in Santa Fe as artists evolving their concept of virtual sculpture, and as consultants for the development of physical sculpture via contemporary technology.
Bat City Art Works is owner and operated by Ricky Kimball. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 2005 to 2010 where he worked on aircraft, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009. Upon leaving the Marines, Ricky studied Media Art and Animation at the Art Institute of Austin where he learned how to utilize 3D modeling software. It was there that he developed a passion for digital sculpture using ZBrush, and in 2015, he earned a ZBrush certification under the direction of Ryan Kingslien. In 2017, Ricky became the first dedicated digital designer for Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop, TX where he worked alongside Clint Howard, using 3D printing and milling technologies to assist sculptors like Joe Kenney and others in realizing their creative ideas in bronze with the help of digital technology. Ricky studied sculpture at Texas State University. He is a Texas Society of Sculptors board member where he heads up a special interest group for digital sculpture.
DESIGN From commemoration to custom fixtures, Bat City Art Works is available to put design experience to work for you.
CONSULTATION Sometimes even the best artists can use a professional opinion on utilizing digital sculpting tools to enhance the creative applications such as: digital enlargement for 3D printing, direct casting in bronze without a traditional rubber mold, CAD milling of Styrofoam armatures for enlargement, digital scanning of solid objects, and more to help keep your project on track.
WORKSHOPS Interested in learning how to sculpt in ZBrush? Ricky can help.