Our UK team recently visited Daniel Hilldrup (in photo above), an exciting artist in residence at the London Metropolitan University to get a sneak preview of some unique 3D printed artwork from his upcoming series ‘Fragments in Time’. Daniel’s passion for using digital technology to create functional sculptures and objects of ‘beautility’ led him to the world of Objet Connex multi-material 3D printing – and the result – "Flux" and "Aquiform in Rest".
Created on an Objet Connex500 3D Printer, the stunning pieces have been described by Daniel as ‘contemporary fossils’ capturing snapshots of fluidity and movement in time. Inspired by Objet technology’s unique ability to print multiple materials in a single build, Daniel explained the concepts behind the amazing sculptures and how they were realized:
Concept: “Flux is a statement on the transference of energy and its transition and total transformation from one physical state and form into another.”
Realization: The ‘fluid wax’ was printed in Objet black rubber-like material (Objet TangoBlackPlus), which appears to be melting into liquid, but is in fact encased in a solid base of Objet clear transparent, rigid material (Objet VeroClear). The removable candle holders were printed separately in Objet rigid black material (Objet VeroBlack).
Aquiform in Rest (below)
Concept: “Aquiform In Rest is a free-standing sink prototype possessing a sculptural form. As its name suggests, it is of a sample in time capturing a chosen state where the motion of agitated water constrained within a volume is revealed.”
Realization: 3D printed by Objet in clear transparent material (Objet VeroClear), the model was polished and painted with a two-pack polyurethane paint.