This past spring semester I was able to print the first of a series of “brick” shapes designed in the computer. As I mentioned earlier I made a series of compound shapes with Rhino software. Below is an example of a 3-D print of one of them. I am planning to print more of these shapes as well as printing longer “strands” made up of multiple brick elements. It is going to be a new kind of structure for me but still made by combining aggregate pieces together. The digital format is also interesting because of the ability to recombine the pieces in endless combinations.
The plastic print can also be used as a stamp on clay pieces which I am looking forward to trying.