Using CAD and 3D printing, I designed and manufactured a bowl which appears to stand on thin air. I borrowed the structure from Islamic tiling patterns and used SketchUp plugins to achieve the form. It is the latest in a series of studies I’ve made applying geometrical concepts like symmetry, tiling, and weaving to 3D objects.
STUDY IN SPHERES
Study in Spheres is a series of several metal objects I designed and 3D printed. I used designs and patterns borrowed from the old Japanese Temari discipline, using geodesic forms and weaving to create novel and interesting objects.
I recently printed a collection of chains, beads, pendants, and rings. The chains have a lightweight yet durable tension which distinguishes them from the traditional single loop design. The rings were inspired by brass knuckles, and have a weight and aura which is subtle yet present.
Chains are of particular interest in the 3D printing medium because it is possible to create new and exciting interlocking pieces once impossible or very difficult to combine. As I develop technically in CAD and design, I hope I can continue to build on these experimental projects.
I recently had the opportunity to visit the hills of Los Angeles where I saw for the first time the grandiour of the endless glimmering suburban sprawl from above, as though the night sky was below you. It felt like flight!
This Bungalow maximizes use of space by elevating the living area, allowing cars to be parked underneath. A spiral stair matches the hexagonal structure, and the roof is slanted inward, drawing the eye out towards the windows, and into the abyss.
I first picked up CAD skills around the time Google made SketchUp free, when I was about twelve. This was the first time I realized I could be creative and communicate through art and design. Architecture was a natural fit, both for me and the medium.