Creative

ARTIST Jacob Waites

Techniques

3D Modeling

3D Printing

Materials

ABS Plastic

Vellum

Enamel & Gouache Paint

Moss

ABOUT THE PIECE

Failure is a 3D printed sculpture depicting the loss of an object's ability to complete the main function for which it was created. A reflective piece, Failure speaks to the viewer to introspect upon their own purposes and the purposes of others and whether or not those ideas conflict. It also serves as a statement on our standards for ourselves and how we view our value to society as "Functional".

MODELING & PLANNING

This piece's main focus, the leafblower, was modeled from scratch in Tinkercad and 3D printed on a Makerbot Replicator 1 (the model here). The design challenges I faced using the Makerbot were mainly its shrinkage and expansion factors due to the heat of the print bed, measurements for interlocking parts have to account for these, or else things won't fit properly.

The leaves inside of the terrarium were cut using a 3D printed custom hole punch that I also designed in Tinkercad, the model was completely original, and is available for open-source public download at Tinkercad.com).