Just got a few of my pieces in the mail from Shapeways. The boxes are not quite what I had hoped for but that’s why you have to see your models in real life. I do love the yellow color. The bathtub is my favorite and now I feel the need to get myself a dollhouse.
My design will on display at the Trigger Design Show NYC during NYC x Design week. The theme of the show is Gun Violence, and my entry is called “Guts”. I am excited to see everybody’s work and how the show turns out.
The apples are 3-D printed ceramics, and the guts are hand-painted silicone.
My Artist Statement: Entry and exit wounds applied to inanimate objects to illustrate how a minor action can have drastic consequences. Guns elevate the shooter by offering distance, and thus removal, from their impact. Bullets cause gory messes with almost no physical exertion required from the user. Apples symbolize the targeted innocence of the victims.
I have been working on a ceramic tile design. I wanted to see if I could 3-D print a prototype in plastic and then make a plaster mold for production. I have learned it is pretty tricky to produce an interesting 3-dimensional image in such a shallow relief. I like this one, but I have to change the deep undercuts inside the sponges if I want to make a plaster mold that will ever come off. This design is a standard 6 x 6 inch tile size. I could just have the design printed in ceramics but the material cost alone would come in at about $200 per square foot (which is a little too crazy)…so I am still tinkering with it.