Goa’s “Illuminated Buddha” series at the OM Gallery in downtown Santa Cruz, CA
Goa’s latest artistic series “Illuminated Buddha” debuts at the OM Gallery in downtown Santa Cruz, CA in mid December 2016. This mixed media creation series features images of the Buddha’s face carved into illuminated acrylic slabs. These hand made elegant creations blend spirituality, technology and conscious awareness resulting in dynamic and dramatic neo-archetypal artistic expressions.
Goa at OM Gallery in downtown Santa Cruz, CA
The process begins with a photograph which is converted into a half-tone image and prepared for carving via specialized software. The image is then carved by a CNC machine into thick acrylic slabs and mounted into a hand made hardwood and acrylic base which have been fitted with programable color LEDs. The lights can be customized to any color or set to gently cycle through the color spectrum for a dynamic look. The half-tone is enhanced with a wave bringing additional dimension and movement to the image.
This series also expands the studio’s offering of services with custom illuminated acrylic commissioned pieces in sizes from a few inches to up to three feet wide. Please contact Goa via the contact form if you would like a custom commissioned piece made for you or your business.
The OM Gallery is located at 1201 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 and is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.
As promised, we’ve open sourced the liquidbuddha.studios Cosmic Geometry Toolkit on GitHub. See our full page under Cosmic Geometry Toolkit for more information, tutorials, and a place to donate!
Special thanks go out to both Nick Johnson and Casey Pyke for their support in developing, testing, debugging and helping to refine the Cosmic Geometry Toolkit. And a very special thanks to Nick for his amazing Jitterbuging VE code and extensive UI work. Lastly, deep gratitude to both Foster Gamble and Nassim Haramein for their insights and guidance in getting the geometry just right for THRIVE.
The Global Breakthrough Energy Movement Conference, held in Boulder, Colorado in September of 2013, hosted a variety of pioneers, innovators, leaders and new paradigm thinkers on the topic of breakthrough energy technology.
Goa was invited to speak on the role of 3D printing in the new energy paradigm. Having worked directly with 3D printers and makers from around the world, Goa shared his journey and insights as to why 3D printing is not just a new major influence, but rather signals a much larger movement toward multi-dimentional making… where the creative process synergies with an open-source ecosystem, resulting in acceleration on many levels… from inspiration thru development, capitalization, manufacturing, distribution, and beyond. Goa also looks ahead and predicts trends in the space of 3D printing, examining evolving printing media and technologies, as well as the growing ecosystem of open-source influences.
Released in May of 2013, “The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence: A path to personal, social and global coherence” highlights the missions of Heartmath.org and the Global Coherence Initiative, using liquidbuddha’s unique visual effects and motion graphics to convey the subtle energies we create and that affect us.
Building from the foundation of visual effects from THIRVE: What on Earth Will It Take?, this piece goes further to illustrate how our thoughts and intentions affect the field in which we are all connected.
Check out our new 10 second bumper we created for an upcoming documentary. Some nifty cosmic-geometric effects!
Goa shares a non-linear summary of the softer side of our production approach, sharing how we ground our creative process in the unseen, so that the result honors the greater intention and spirit of the piece.
Secret FX tools revealed! Goa demonstrates the proprietary software developed for the production of THRIVE: What on Earth Will it Take?
Find out more about this new OPEN SOURCE initiative now on GitHub!! Read More
How do you like our new site? It has been a pleasure to work with the co-creative team at Inlightn Design, Nikita and Cornflower. They are a master duo-design team, and we loved our collaborative process. Check out our new sections and watch the demo reel. We invite your feedback!
HERE IT IS! Be sure to see the Thrive music video, produced by the amazing Blood’nChocolate in Los Angeles. There are eleven clips created by liquidbuddha.studios in the music video. Can you find them all? Read More
liquidbuddha.studios is proud to be a collaborative partner in the creation of THRIVE: What on Earth Will It Take?. Delivering more than 300 shots, we spent just over 7 years on the project and are proud of the results. See the trailer before it’s released on 11.11.11! Read More