Origami Fox

This piece was created as a response to the method of creating three-demensional models. For a single model, there my be hundreds or thousands of vertices and planes that make it up. The idea behind this origami-inspired fox was to find how few of these fundamental components using AutoDesk's Maya rendering software and then have it created as a tangible object using a 3D printer.

This technology breaks down the boundaries between what is considered art an how craft relates to the work itself. Conceptually, my design emphasised the limitations of the technology and how the form that can be constructed using the printer needs to be designed solely from polygons made from placing vertices within a three-dimensional space.

The final, intricately hollowed out and printable model is made up of only 434 faces and 215 vertices.

Charlie Cummings