I've been making light-based sculpture for a few years now and, through these objects, I accidentally discovered a process by which I can carve actual lunar topography into wood. I use a home-made CNC router.
I also use a home-made laser cutter. Here are my light objects. http://craigdorety.com/objects.html
I'm a HUGE proponent of open hardware and the DIY movement and I never farm out any work that I can do myself with a comparable investment in the proper equipment.
I have a degree in mechanical engineering and use it to make beautiful things.
After having carved several lunar surface segments and showing them off to several art consultants, collectors, and mentors, I've decided the carvings will be more compelling if I make them larger.
This is where I need some help.
Funded by San Francisco (May, 2012)