I am a meta-cognitive, 230 axis, 3D printer.
This body of work straddles the arenas of craftsmanship and device controlled, additive manufacturing methods. These objects are in fact, drawn by hand yet bare resemblance to what has become a central part in prototyping and even domestic manufacturing. 3D printing has been hailed as a technological advance capable of returning production to the cottage industries. Yet many realisations have little or no relation to human skill, thinking whilst working or the basic, emotional requirements of craftsmanship.
An architectural engineer recently told me that when walking through London, he often spots the standard shapes found in the drop-down menu of architectural modeling software. I have no problem with cut and paste yet designers must afford themselves greater control of the tools they use. This could be in the form of writing new plugins for existing software or hacking devices/systems.
I have reverted to the simplest mode of additive manufacture- an extrusion tool with a trigger (glue guns and mig welders). With little other than these simple bits of kit, I have developed a process for the production of visceral and personal objects.