The Center for Creativity and the Arts
CCA welcomes Artist-in-Residence Joseph Delappe, MFA
Joseph Delappe, MFA
University of Nevada, Reno
Residency: March 16-29, 2014
Artist Talk: Friday, March 28 at 4:00 pm, Peters Building 191
Reception to follow
Very soon, as you walk past the west lawn of the Phoebe Conley Art Building here at Fresno State, you will see something spectacular — a fresh new sculpture by internationally renowned artist Joseph DeLappe. The planned artwork, Drone: A Participatory Memorial, is designed to be a life-sized replica of a General Atomics MQ-1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. This is by far the most highly-anticipated CCA event this year, exploring our theme of “Data & Technology.”
The sculpture will be constructed piece-by-piece, by volunteers, from corrugated yellow plastic. The pattern and shape of the pieces will be generated by a 3D model of the Drone, interpreted through DeLappe’s personal style of rendering objects with a uniquely geometric surface. Over a period of about a week, we will cut out the pieces, organize, and assemble them with hot glue guns as the drone replica slowly takes its place on campus.
-Message from Artistic Director Dr. Adán Ávalos
Joseph Delappe will be in residence from March 16-29 and we need volunteers to help complete his sculpture. This is a chance to be part of a community art project, earn volunteer hours and gain exposure to the art and technology world.
If you would like more information about volunteer opportunities please contact Dr. Adán Avalos:TheDroneProject2014@gmail.com
View volunteer poster here!
For more information of Joseph Delappe please click here or the link on the right of the page.