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Apple tree – 3-dimensional explorations

Authors Barbara Jansen
Published in Garden of Eden Textile Art at Neuhaus Castle - 100 works from 34 nations (international group exhibition)
Publisher Textile Kultur Haslach and ETN-Network
Place of publication Haslach, Austria
Publication year 2019
Published at Academy of Music and Drama
Faculty Board of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
Language en
Keywords microscopic photography, 3D printing, 3D textiles, artistic research, practice-based
Subject categories Arts, Visual Arts, Design


Installation: Technique: Microscopic Photography + Digital Printing, 3D Printing Material: Paper, Acrylic: Vero White, mounted on metal Size: 49,5x24,5x3,5cm Year: 2017-2018 “I am dreaming since a long time, to observe nature from “within”. I have an interest in observing how nature is building structure and form, and how the internal cell con¬struction of plants, create their overall form. I have been searching for different ways of documenting and mapping this inter-relationship as a designer and artist as an inspiration for new forms of textile expressions. Searching for new sustainable design approaches, which build on the strategy to base future design on form, growth and organizing principles of nature in order to reach long-time sustainability. These objects are an initial exploration of turning microscopic photography into 3-dimensioal objects. Starting point of investigation has been microscopic photography of plant cell structures. The plant samples, which have been studied are 3-dimensional, even they are extremely fine (8-15μm). Taking images of plant structures at the microscope turns a 3-dimensional object, into a 2-dimensional image. So how to turn a 2-dimensional image back into 3D? This is an observation and form study from 2D to 3D. Explored through 3D printing. Microscopes accessed at Biofilia and Chemarts Laboratories at Aalto University, Finland. Objects created with Object Connex 350 3D printer at Aalto University, Department of Design, Finland.” The installation was part of the international group exhibition “Garden of Eden” at the summer symposium Textile Kultur Haslach and the concurrent ETN (European Textile Network) Conference. The exhibition showed contemporary textile artists discussing the topic “Garden of Eden” in diverse ways, materials and techniques. A total of 100 works by artists from 34 nations were presented.

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