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2014 Virtual Engineering Art Show
In case you cannot visit our School of Engineering Art Show in person (February 18-23, 2014, Bannan Engineering Labs Lobby), enjoy this virtual experience of our student, faculty and staff artwork!
I was in a digital photography class where we had to create self-portraits of ourselves dressed up in a different persona. I chose hipster, and took this shot at the thrift store "black and brown" on the Alameda. It was a really fun project and great to see how other people saw the people they dressed up as.
This is a long exposure photograph of the old pier in Davenport, CA (north of Santa Cruz). It is a 2 shot exposure blend, one for the sky and one for the piers. The Milky Way Galaxy is visible as is the planet Venus—the bright light in the middle.
A piece about a small, innocent woodland deer trapped in a small house on a sunny bright day, longing to go outside, yet remaining indoors despite having an exit right beside him. Digitally painted in Photoshop CS6 with a Wacom Intuos4 Tablet.
As the sun set behind the ridge to the west, the shadows over the lake softened, creating this tranquil scene. Located near Blackcap Basin in the Sierra National Forest, Portal Lake was below our first night’s camp during a weeklong backpacking trip into Kings Canyon National Park, California.
In Chinese legends, the gods of love tie a red thread around the ankles of two people who are destined for each other, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The red thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break—because what's meant to be, will be.
Ed Karrels – Computer Engineering Graduate Student
The images depict lemniscates (level sets of the modulus of a polynomial) containing zeros of polynomials as white dots. Their high resolution was made possible by harnessing the parallel processing power of GPUs.
Christopher Kitts – Mechanical Engineering Faculty
This Reactive Sculpture uses LEGO robotics technology to realize a simple flower. The flower reacts to the ambient light level by opening its petals when light and closing its petals when dark.
I use the Microsoft Paint program to generate images that are appealing. Paint is a very basic program, unlike something like Photoshop, so you cannot use too many tricks. This means that you are restricted in the range of effects you can produce, so you have to try hard to make something attractive, yet not too child-like.
On the shores of the Calero Reservoir, south of San Jose, lies debris from human recreation. One man's trash is another's photographic treasure.
Referencing older practices such as cross-stitch and hand-drawn medical diagrams, "My Only Machine" is a small piece that is part of a larger meditation on combining the arts and sciences as well as the importance of emotions and feelings in an increasinglyimpersonal world.
This drawing is a rendition of the magnificent Marvel comic book character, Iron Man. The detail in the technological design of this character's suit is truly breathtaking and definitely one that an engineer can appreciate. The drawing is a gift for and inspired by my father, Paul Tiña, a fan of Iron Man, electrical engineer, and alumnus of Santa Clara University. "Iron Man, 2013" is but one in a collection of drawings entitled Masks of Marvel. This collection includes other drawings of the same realist style in graphite, including "Captain America, 2012" and "The Amazing Spider-Man, 2012." My collection embodies my lifetime fanatics of art and Marvel Comics.
What started as a simple sketch turned into an elaborate piece involving the contrast of bright blues on a dark gray background, complete with opaque peacock feathers and alluring purple eyes. Ms. Peacock was illustrated solely using Adobe Photoshop CS7, the artist’s preferred art software. Kyra Wayne is a self-taught artist pursuing a career in computer science. While studying as an engineer, art will always be a fond hobby of hers.