Line drawing illustrating the grist mill process.

INDUSTRIAL PROCESS AS ART

From the late 10th-century onwards in Europe, water-powered flour mills, or gristmills, employed the power of moving water to grind grain into useable flour. Their use has been credited as part of a major shift away from harnessing the power of men and animals to that of natural resources (wind being another one) in colonial…

Cutaway of Constellation airplane by Frank Soltesz.

THE CUTAWAY DRAWINGS OF FRANK SOLTESZ

Technical illustrators are often asked to create cutaway drawings, which are renderings that have specific areas removed for the purpose of highlighting a desired product or function. I’ve always been fascinated with these works of art. They tap into our natural curiosity and our need to understand how things work. But to be honest, I…

Industrial factory energy efficiency cutaway illustration.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY – AN INDUSTRIAL CUTAWAY

I’ve had a number of clients interested in developing cutaway renderings of architectural spaces. Here’s one I recently created for a company brochure that reveals energy efficiency measures offered in a typical industrial setting. I usually like to desaturate the colors on secondary structures, and highlight areas of interest with brighter colors so the customer’s…

Carbon Nanotubes

Cancer cells attaching to an innovative chip comprised of carbon nanotubes. Healthy white blood cells are unable to adhere to the chip and are easily removed from the blood sample. Image appeared on the back cover of the journal, Lab on a Chip. Client: Worcester Polytechnic Institute