3D Souvenir

Art 410 Project, steps

For my 3D printed project the goal is to work with the concept of memory and souvenir. Im interested in the aspect of motion and memory.

Im working with the idea of a moving object like a zoetrope.


While playing witht tinker cade I’ve use the idea of bubbles to shape the design and the idea of playing with an internal light source.



3D Printing

Artist Reasearch

Jonty Hurwitz – Trust

Jonty Hurwitz used a scanner, model and 3D printer to make a reproduction, but not just any reproduction. He made microscopic reproductions of his models that were able to sit in the eye of a needle, or a pice of hair, and the head of an ant. the were so small he managed to lose them shortly after acquiring an electro microscope to photograph them. The 3D printer is used to push the limits of scale in human sculptures.


Julien Marie – <<Relief>>

Using a 3D printer Marie produces an animation of sorts depicting a man shoveling dirt. The project comprise eighty-five small printed sculptures on a clear plastic track and a light projector to create a film without using any film. this concept goes back to the idea of the zoetrope where a set of sculptures or images change gradually and with the application of strobe lighting or rapid switching between images the object appears to move. With this pice the use of a 3D printer is merely a means to producing the finished work known as <<Relief>>.


Robotic Artists

Artist Reasearch

The use of robotics has finally breached he scientific wall and ventured into the realm of art. the following two artists and their works show just how varied the use of robotics can be, from being the creators of the art to bing the apart of the final presentation, robotics is another tool artist can add to their creative arsenal.

Matthias Dörfelt – Robo Faber & Mechanical parts

Matthias has created a small bot that uses a fine-tipped sharpie and an algorithm to create art. The bot moves on two wheels and has a pen in the center that is raised and lowered according to the algorithm and series of functions it is carrying out. an interesting concept presented by Matthias is that these drawings produced by Robo Faber will be the same, and thirty years hence will represent the way he was thinking today; the bot will never improve or change its technique, it is essential frozen in its manner of reproduction.


Bot & Dolly – The Box

the other way that robotics are being used in the art world is in the presentation of the art. In The Box the robotic element is the “dancing” and the choreography between the projectors and the arms which are holding two blank, i repeat BLANK panels. The almost magical imagery shown is produced by the seamless moment of the arms and the projectors and the ability to communicate using the soft wear IRIS which was created by Bot & Dolly..