The Wripple series is an investigation into surface and structure, randomness supported by logic. The outward surface ripples like water, composed of a collection of unique shapes that resemble tissue cells, all supported by analytical armatures made from straight lines and acute angles. The materials and construction suggest architectural models, just as the cellular pattern and wavy surface hint at the natural world.
Cellular structures resembling pods from nature, but coated in bright, slick colors. These jewelry pieces are developed using generative software, 3D printed, and then coated with a durable finish.
Life is like a bowl of … cells. A large fruit bowl created from a cellular construction. 3D printed and coated with a composite resin, the bowl is 16 inches in diameter, and 5.5 in. tall.
Voronoi Vase Series (a.k.a. Deconstructing Tiffany)
The Voronoi Vase Series, a.k.a. ‘Dissolving Tiffany’, is a mixing of two worlds: one historical and handmade, the other contemporary and digitally assisted. Beginning with historical Tiffany vases, those forms are deconstructed into cellular patterns using generative software. The final objects are created with a combination of handcraft and digital fabrication techniques. The exterior form adheres to history, supported by a random angular composition of hollow cells.
Geometric shapes have been filled with a cellular structure to create these pod earrings. The outer regular shape contrasts with the random inner structure. Developed through generative software, 3D printed, and coated with a durable, smooth finish.
Cream & Sugar
Cellular structures grown to serve every-day needs. These forms are developed using generative software, and 3D printed in ceramic.
Using simple paper parts to construct a geometric dodecahedron. This project was first done on a large scale as an educational product for children. The concept was to make cardboard connectors that could then build a large-scale structure out of triangular FedEx shipping tubes. A smaller version was made from cardstock for a gallery installation. Exhibited at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Beyond the Buzz exhibition in 2015.
Starting with a fractal branching pattern, this bowl was designed using programming scripts in 3D software, then 3D printed.
These two pen designs were created in 2012 in an experiment to create functional products using 3D printing. Both pens were created in multiple colors, using nylon 3D prints with an automotive coating. They were originally sold at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair as part of the DesignBoom Mart. Write-ups in CoolHunting & DesignMilk.
A jewelry system composed of multiples of 5 interconnected parts. Tendrils is part of a series of work titled Modular Organic Systems, and was a collaboration with architect Dennis Dollens. The parts are 3D printed, and available at Shapeways.com.
A jewelry system composed of multiples of 6 interconnected parts. Drips is part of a series of work titled Modular Organic Systems, and was a collaboration with jeweler Phil Renato. The parts are 3D printed.
A jewelry system composed of multiples of 1 self-connecting part. Multiples of this part have also been installed as wall-hangings. Tendrils is part of a series of work titled Modular Organic Systems. The parts are 3D printed, and available at Shapeways.com.