This exhibition of 3D prints was the culmination of my MFA in Integrated Digital Media. I was dealing with numerous issues raised by this new technology including authenticity, copyright, and ownership. My artist's statement is below, along with images from the show and a time lapse printing video that played during the opening.

The rapidly growing world of 3D printing and 3D scanning will soon make it possible for anyone to digitize and reproduce exact replicas of anything they can snap a picture of. This is not an empty prophecy. Online libraries of digital models are already filling with such scans. 3D printers are getting cheaper and more abundant every day. As quality and ubiquity increase, so disappears one of the last vestiges of object-centered preciousness in the art world, the third dimension.

With this work I simply explore the emerging new reality, and try to keep a sense of humor about it. People have been painting mustaches on copies of the Mona Lisa for decades. Now we can merge dollar store kitties with Michelangelo’s David, deface local monuments with kitsch pig heads, rearrange formalist monoliths; and all in small, colorful plastic models. The resulting objects are recognizable in their fine art roots, but are no more precious than the kitsch junk they’ve been merged with. My intent is not to celebrate this change, nor to decry it as something we should fear. Like all new technology, we artists must embrace it, and make art with it.

The questions of copyright, ownership, and authenticity will linger for years. The plastic these models are made of will last even longer.


Presentation Links
If you attended one of my presentations on this project and would like to visit the websites I discussed and showed in the session, you can find the links below.

What is 3D Printing?

RepRap.org - Home of the Replicating Rapid Prototyper. This is where affordable 3D printing was born and continues to develop.

Lulzbot, a small 3D printing company in Colorado, has a fleet of RepRaps busy all day every day making more RepRaps.

Thingiverse - Hosted by MakerBot Industries, this is an online, user-generated library of digital 3D objects available for download and generally intended for 3D printing. Thingiverse has established itself as THE place to share and find things to print.

123D Catch is a free, cloud-based 3D scanning program. It delivers amazing results without requiring the purchase of any new equipment.

My 123D Catch scanning rig, a design from Thingiverse.

A compilation of print time lapses from this project.
CES Madness!
I just got back from 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. My head is still spinning from all I experienced and how little I slept. There were over 170,000...
Hello, Helix. Goodbye, Helix. Hello, LulzBot!
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Vases and Lamps
It's been a while since I've updated this site on my adventures in 3D printing. Life has been pretty cool of late. First off, I am now employed as Creative...
Maloufco Enterprises was to be my MFA thesis project, but then 3D printing came into my life and led me in another direction. My plan was to fully flesh out...
Family Tree Sequence
This is a short animation I created for an upcoming documentary film called "We Sing Where I'm From."
This exhibition of 3D prints was the culmination of my MFA in Integrated Digital Media. I was dealing with numerous issues raised by this new technology including...
3D Printing!
The School of Media Arts at The University of Montana purchased a Thing-o-Matic 3D printer kit in the Fall of 2011. I was fortunate enough to be the one who put...
Spring 2012 Animation Reel
Goo Experiments
Goo Experiments These three experimental blobs of gelatinous matter were all proudly jiggled in the Maloufco chemical factory.
Maloufco Bumper
Two Chix. One Board.
Safety System
Saint Astrophant
Fairy Tale
Still Image Design
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