Philip’s creative adventure with 3D printing only came about last year when he applied to take part in Exeter Phoenix Gallery’s annual Digital Art Commission. 30 artists from the south west of England were given the chance to explore the artistic and commercial possibilities offered by emerging 3D printing technology. The gallery organised the commission in collaboration with the University of Exeter’s Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) and the EU provided funding.
Philip’s ‘print’, Rotation, was designed to include 32 moving parts. This means that the chain / bracelet of ‘type’ can flex and move and the perforated drum can rotate freely. Quite amazing. The drum spells the word ‘rotation’ and each letter rotates freely. No further work or finishing is required; the object flexes and rotates as it comes from the printer.