Nervous System – Colonies & Barnacles

Colony Test Prints – Nervous System Colony Test Prints – Nervous System

Jessica Rosenkrantz of Nervous System has recently posted a Flickr set documenting a test run of 3D printed forms that resemble oceanic organisms such sea anemone, coral and barnacles. The prints make use of bold colour palettes to accentuate the topologies of the shapes. The diffused hues combined with subdivided geometries, and sometimes employing strict symmetry, create some exuberant aquatic hyper-realities that wouldn’t seem out of place on a plate from Ernst Haeckle’s Art Forms in Nature.

Colony Test Prints – Nervous System Colony Test Prints – Nervous System

Colony Test Prints – Nervous System Colony Test Prints – Nervous System

Colony Test Prints – Nervous System Colony Test Prints – Nervous System

Colony Test Prints – Nervous System Colony Test Prints – Nervous System

The processing sketch used to generate the meshes for 3D printing has been developed from an earlier sketch, Barnacles, made for the Writtenimages project. Nervous System’s Barnacles/Spines/Tentacles Flickr set give a visual overview of the evolution of this sketch over time.

Barnacle  – Nervous System Barnacle – Nervous System

Barnacle  – Nervous System Barnacle – Nervous System

‘Each execution of the program, a new random double curved NURBS surface is created for the barnacles to grow on. Colours range from yellow to pink based on generation of the barnacle, yellow barnacles randomly subdivide into pinker and pinker ones. The pores will also be open to different degrees between the different executions of the program’

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