The vessels created are of an amazing variety with spindly tenous fibers, almost silk-like in their appearance working together to create a ghostly container. Much in the same way that birds create solid nests out of the most ephemeral of materials, the vessels Lobser produces appear to be precious objects that should be viewed with reverence and handled with care. The only thing lacking is the delicate cargo of eggs on the inside.
Lobser’s effort to use 3D printing as more than just a prototyping tool and move it into the realm of an expressive medium in its own right exemplifies his interests as an artist. While he recognizes that there may very well be practical applications for the technique he is utilizing, he is primarily interested in the aesthetic possibilities that such coding-to-creation presents.
As are so many others in the up and coming 3D printing culture, he is part of the open source movement and shares his coding freely for others to modify and interpret as they wish. In addition, you can click through his blog to create your own vessel using WebGL. Once you open the drop down control panel, a series of sliders lets even the most inexperience individual create modifications to a cylindrical vessel with changes you can see in real time as they occur. When you are satisfied with the output, you can export the code — et voilá! — you have the code necessary to create your own unique vessel.
Who knows, if you put it outside, you might even get a family of wrens to join in your appreciation of the art of 3D printing. Discuss Lobser’s work in the Unique G-code forum thread on 3DPB.com.
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