ANDY WARHOLA'S LIVING ROOM
An installation in the windows of the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh PA.
As an undergraduate at Carnegie Tech, Warhol drew (what was thought to be) a rendering of his childhood home. On display at the museum, this image presents a very different type of Warhol than the style he is most associated with. As such, it provides a unique view into the nature of his home-life, as no photos exist of the inside of his childhood home.
Using a high resolution version of this image, I extracted the contents and furniture, and manipulated each image object in Maya to produce extruded 3D models based on the lights and darks of each part.
Using a CNC router, each part was then cut into foam, painted silver, and reconstructed to form a version of the original image in the storefront of the museum.
To look through Warhol's childhood home into a museum dedicated to him created a proper relation between the origins of ones art and it's ends.