@ 2019 All photographs by Shelby McAuliffe 

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Boulder, Colorado Artist

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A map of Boulder and Weld counties, Colorado.

The white dots indicate in production oil well sites

          Invisible Disruption unfolds within the contentious landscape of Colorado oil and gas production sites. The images and audio focus on petroch...

April 30, 2019

A study of:




1. an act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed.

As camouflage.

We cannot see,

The wind.

The sky.

The air.

It move the leaves back and forth. They fall to the ground at first winter freeze.

A kinetic object is...

April 23, 2019

As an extension from the last project, mold making (see previous blog post), I began thinking about the Black Rock desert and what are the landmarks that represent the place.

The first thing that came to mind is the Black Rock mountain itself. Located on the north end o...

March 17, 2019

Inspired by the landscape of the Black Rock Desert, Nevada

Where the landscapes extends to an eternal abyss.

The dust settles through the seasons,

drys and adheres to naturally formed tiles. 

Tessellating until the base of the mountains.

 Black Rock Desert, Nevada | Shelby...

February 26, 2019

This project is to create a 3D object in Rhino, deconstruct it into a 2D surface and then piece it back together to reconstruct as a 3D object again. 

I've taken inspiration from the audio mating call of the Sage Grouse found in the heart of the Nevada and Colorado dese...

February 14, 2019

Foam Barrel Cactus 

This project is my first attempt to work with a 3D object within Rhino 6. The project will utilize a CNC router machine to carve a 3 dimensional object. 

I used the polygon curve to create a 20 point start shape. After creating my initial shape w...

January 30, 2019

This project began with selecting one of my photographs taken from my trip to Baja California Mexico in Valle de los Gigantes and uploading this image to the Rhino6 program. 

I created multiple layers, one with the image locked in place and three other layers with...

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