Oculus Project–In Progress

Oculus-Botwin Eye Group Spirals
Oculus-Botwin Eye Group Spirals

Sometimes (most-times) projects take a lot of revision, engineering, and design from the initial ideas to reality. Such is the case for Oculus-Santa Fe, as they remodel their downtown location.

The interior reception area will have a beautiful stone wall with custom metalwork using primarily patinated steel and silicon bronze. Behind the reception desk will be steel spirals. Here is the metamorphosis of that project:

Final spiral drawing in Illustrator
Final Adobe Illustrator File that will was used to plasma cut steel pieces.
The CNC machine plasma cuts out the vector spiral pieces.
The CNC machine plasma cuts out the vector spiral pieces.

The next process is cutting the actual metal from the vector drawing using a CNC plasma cutting machine. Thanks to GFC Precision in Santa Fe, for producing just what we needed to work with.

After the pieces were boxed in and tabbed, patinated and clear coated, it was time to install.

The spirals are installed on the wall.
The spirals are installed on the wall.
Bronze letters mounted on patinated steel.
Bronze letters mounted on patinated steel.

Spirals (close-up)

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