This post is part of a series on the stained glass windows project.
I was looking for a project that allowed me to combine my experience with the laser cutter, programing, and my new fascination with Math Art, mandalas and sacred geometry.
The primary source of inspiration came from my trip to Portland winter lighting festival in february 2018. One of the many amazing projects that I saw during the festival was Stoicheia Elements by Lilli Szafranski and Jesse Banks from Lumina Lab. A Digital stained-glass, twelve-sided, four-foot diameter, Dodecahedron, with 2,200 RGB LEDs. The Kickstarter Project describes the project in detail.
Lilli Szafranski also did a talk about this project during the festival. The software behind stoicheia - How software makes art
I liked Stoicheia Elements a lot. It combined a bunch of my passions into a single project. Laser cutter, CNC, CAD, LEDs, programing, art, and geometric shapes.
Corinne Leroux from Awesome Sauce Designs, create these amazing pop culture stain glass windows in her workshop next to mine at Maker Labs. etsy. She has shown me a few tricks over the months with different stain glass techniques.
I have been following Regolo Bizzi on instagram for a few months. He creates wonderful mandalas, mathart and sacred geometry. He has posted several inprogress designs that helped me learn how to do these kinds of work.