I seek to build not walls but doorways….connections between people, between places. All who seek the doorway shall find it, find passage, and cherish the open gate, for one who enters returns anew.
— Wynn Earl Buzzell Jr.

ABOUT WYNN:

Wynn is a biologist and chemist turned architect and artist. His diverse experience and background have made him an artist with a unique perspective on sculpture. His designs are often occupiable, interactive, and strongly inspired by natural forms and cultural influences. He uses parametric modeling and computation to bring the forms and patterns found in nature to his work. His work is spiritual, narrative driven and reliant on strong concepts and layered meaning.

Wynn works full time as the Design Director for a sculptural fabrication studio called Demiurge where his focus is on design, project management, and translating his ideas and the ideas of other artists into buildable realities while maintaining conceptual integrity. Wynn maintains digital fabrication resources, investigates new fabrication technologies, emerging design trends, non-traditional materials, and the application of parametric design to sculpture production. Wynn is a diligent and meticulous designer who thrives on the challenges offered by every design project. He thinks outside the box and is always eager to solve problems in a nontraditional way. His creative and computationally driven outlook on design make him uniquely suited for work on large scale technology driven and interactive sculpture.


ABOUT LYA as it relates to the artist:

Light Years Away is the embodiment of all the most influential things to Wynn’s work. It is figuratively an homage to the vortex. It is intimately spiritual, natural, culturally driven, and ritual dependent. It is meant to be dramatic and solemn as it is a doorway to connect people to whatever they may find meaningful. It is an artwork that transcends typical sculpture. It is better described as a beautiful tool, meant for use by all who encounter it…..meant to be meaningful and memorable, powerful and delicate.


Previous work:

  • Mōtiō | 2016 | Denver, Colorado
    Mōtiō is the physical manifestation of the human body's movement through space, inspired by the imagery of stop motion and long exposure photography of dancers.

  • Light Years Away | 2016 | Westminster, Colorado
    Parametrically generated vortices suspended from a tensile cable structure with custom integrated interactive acrylic discs and LEDs.
     
  • Reflection by Volkan Alkanoglu | 2016 | Durango, Colorado
    Aluminum fins attached to the exterior walls of the Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Wynn's role included all design development, fabrication design, and project management throughout fabrication and installation.
  • Awakening by Ryan Elmendorf | 2016 | Black Rock City, Nevada
    Steel, fiberglass, stainless steel, and cables comprise this twenty foot tall human head and hands that functions as a camera obscura. Wynn's role included all design development, fabrication design, installation and de-installation of the piece at Burning Man

  • Water in All of Its States by Yann Kersale & AIK studio | 2015 | DIA
    Aluminum crystal forms in the Central Escalator of the South terminal Expansion of DIA. Crystals house projectors that image map onto a large faceted wall. Wynn's role included all design development, fabrication design, and project management throughout fabrication and installation

  • Swirl by Jim Campbell | 2015 | Des Moines, Iowa
    Stainless steel and acrylic, elliptical structure with 5000 custom LED nodes programmed to produce low resolution images. Wynn's role included all design development, fabrication design, and project management throughout fabrication and installation.