Steel, patina, granite
10” x 10” x 18”
(Just finished. Better imagery coming soon..)
series of 6, each 8” x 6” x 6”
A conceptual work exploring ‘negative space’ in 3 dimensions. Each sculpture is intended to invite the viewer to imagine the shape and form of objects that might be held by each.
9.5” x 5” x 19”
Copper, wood, steel, electronics
10” x 10” x 14”
As one moves near the opening, the coil will couple with the person's body and start to oscillate. Perfect resonant harmony is created when the energy flow between the two is just right.
Plastic, aluminum, wood, electronics
12” x 12” x 8”
This project transforms a hollow plastic toy piano into an interactive player piano that teaches adults to count in binary (1 octave = 1 byte). The player attempts to repeat the computer's increasingly complex sequence of notes in a manner similar to Milton Bradley's 1978 electronic game “Simon”.
Wood, plaster, brass, aluminum, electronics
7.5” x 8.5” x 11”
Bruxis responds to the presence of people. He waits for you to leave before grinding his teeth, stopping if you return. If interrupted before completing his routine, he becomes more agitated. The intention of this is to create an air of autonomy and engage in an interaction not entirely under the control of the viewer. Bruxis has 11 levels of annoyance, each increasing in intensity and varying in rhythm.
Bruxis Technical Statement: Damon Hamm created ‘Bruxis’ as a hybrid of both found and fabricated components. The main outer frame is part of a found object - a denture articulator, while the rest was fabricated from aluminum, brass, and plaster. At Bruxis’ core is an embedded microcontroller, infrared range sensor, servo motor, and mechanical linkages.
Wood, glass, canvas, brass
36” x 24” x 10”
As part of the faux 19th century medical device series, this box safely separates the scientist from the dangers held within.
Bone, brass, wood, stainless steel
18” x 10” x 13”
A skeletal articulation of the common American turkey in its 'natural' pose.
Copper, brass, lead, leather
17” x 9.5” x 8”
A faux 19th century medical device for measuring and plotting one's dexterity. Based on the science of phrenology, this device was a scientific means to determine a subject's level of aristocracy through external physical traits.