Douglas Tausik Ryder
DOUGLAS TAUSIK RYDER’s process reconciles tradition with a digital landscape, revisiting and re-imagining the history of sculpture with tools specific to our time. Over the past few years, Tausik Ryder has taught himself to use G-code and advanced machining techniques, embarking on a multi-year struggle to become adept in the technicalities and nuances of new programs and equipment. In his recent series of large wooden forms, he replicates the look and feel of traditional, crafted objects through computer-aided methods. The use of geometric shapes, confidently defined, suggest a shared impulse toward an idealized, controlled existence. The computer aids tradition, and bodily forms coexist with rational geometry.
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