Design of the Week: Fractal Forms

This week’s selection is a series of fractal forms by digital sculptor Michael Winstone. 

The work visually appears to be an organic shape, specifically a tree branch, but is apparently generated digitally. The sample illustrated above is but one of several of his works that have been 3D printed in high-resolution resin. He says: 

These simple fractal forms are repeated to create complex structures that have self-similarity in texture and shape. GPS coordinates, place and title each work of art.
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Each work’s title is a combination of latitude & longitude with the location, an example being “51,5.4728N 0,1.9137E, Forest Row”

We spoke with Winstone, who pointed out the rather detailed and realistic surface texture on the 3D print. Evidently this texture is derived from actual tree rubbings. The captured rubbings are obviously 2D, but he then transforms them into 3D for surface textures. 

Via Michael Winstone

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Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!