header print

Recycled 3-D Printed Art by Matthew Plummer Fernandez

 The digital age is here and its optimizing everything in this world from economics to medicine.  Major industries compete to create the most efficient technological systems that can aid them in their rise to prominence, profit, and discovery. From cyber currencies to futuristic gadgets, the age of technology has brought to us an incredible stream of ease and opulence. One such device that has been making changes around the world is 3-D printers, which has contributed to medical advancements beyond our wildest dreams. These fantastic printers give 2-D images a physical form that can be designed and customized to the creator's presence. 

Taking their cue from the opportunities this type of device offers, many artists have begun to create gorgeous pieces stylized and constructed digitally. One such creator is Matthew Plummer Fernandez, a British-Colombian artist that specializes in exploring cultural and socio-economic factors entangled with art and color. To that end, he made use of a 3-D printer to create numerous different stunning works of art. Fernandez focuses on creating abstract “Glitchy Reality”, from scanned images and converting them into colorful physical presences.  

The most famous of which these is Digital Natives, a series created using recycled materials. They were created by first 3-D scanning various household items like detergent bottles and watering cans. Then by distorting and abstracting the scanned image to create the “new primordial vessel forms” that you will see below. His zero-waste art collection has turned heads all around the world, dazzling audiences with their simple yet complex structures, like these beautiful bowls, teapots, and other handy holders. All of his 3-D artwork is bold, beautiful, and takes us into the future. 

 

1. Sound Chair, printed from a sound that, when visualized on a graph resembled an armchair

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Sound Chair

 

Glitchy Reality 

2. A trophy

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Glitchy Reality

 

3. A jug 

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Glitchy Reality

 

4. A teapot

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Glitchy Reality

 

Intersecting Stone Study, 3D scan printed into stones 

5. Fighting to break free

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Intersecting Stone Study, 3D scan printed into stones

 

6. Stuck in the middle 

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Intersecting Stone Study, 3D scan printed into stones

 

7. Happily resting

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Intersecting Stone Study, 3D scan printed into stones

 

Digital Natives

8. A bronze, silver and gold vase all in one 

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Digital Natives

 

9. Pretty in pink and purple 

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Digital Natives

 

10. Taken from the image of a detergent bottle 

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Digital Natives

 

11. A red gradient

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Digital Natives

 

12. The many shades of yellow 

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Digital Natives

 

13. Finding a gem in your home 

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Digital Natives

 

14. Black, white and everything in between 

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Digital Natives

 

15. A bowl of fire 

3-D printed art work from Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Digital Natives

 

 

(Source: Matthew Plummer Fernandez)

Next Post
Sign Up for Free Daily Posts!