“Artists are discovering a whole new medium — much like the invention of acrylic paint or paper clay. And because of their infinite curiosity and innovation in pursuit of solutions to their aesthetic inquiry, artists have the potential to develop ways to use the technology that may someday be used by industry. We already see it in the design of all kinds of 3D printed items for the home, for fashion, for medical use. It’s a wonderful cycle.” states Joni Oye-Benintende, Director of the Madelon Powers Art Gallery, and Chair of the Art + Design Department at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania in 3Dprint.
Included is the exhibition is the jewelry work of Doug Bucci, again, from 3Dprint:
‘The 3D printed jewelry work of Doug Bucci, who uses his own lifelong experience with diabetes as one design source for his original mellitus creations, is included here as well. His “Mellitus” designs take their name directly from “Diabetes Mellitus.” The designer/artist reports in a video on his website that he’s been using an insulin pump for the past ten years to manage his diabetes. A continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM) is a small transmitter worn on the body that monitors glucose levels and send info to the pump. Since the CGM is worn on the body, Bucci got the idea to generate form based on the information that the monitor provides. His work “Mellitus” is a three-month collection of his blood glucose data, which is shared with computer software to create 3D models that are exported and 3D printed. The final result is jewelry that communicates the physical state its wearer, with the goal to emulate the Lance Armstrong bracelets or the breast cancer ribbons — only for Diabetic Awareness instead.’
5 in 3D
February 2 – March 6, 2015
East Stroudsburg University