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Plasma cutter goes organic

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Sophisticated manufacturing techniques were used to transform the designs of artist Kathryn Field into a decorative fence at a school for disabled children in Milford, Massachusetts. Field's pen and ink drawings, on the subjects of sea and air, were transformed into a dfx file that was used on a CAD system with a computer-controlled plasma cutter to cut out the animal forms, which make use of both positive and negative space. The fence is part of a larger landscape project at the Evergreen Center, which includes three 2m long aluminium gulls that hang from the pavilion roof.

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