This project was built while I was a resident at SVA’s Visible Futures Lab.
Fused deposition modeling works on an "additive" principle. A plastic filament is unwound from a coil and layered upon itself to create three dimensional forms. Typically this process is used in service of the precise replication of (typically) polygonal geometry. The geometry is sliced and converted into G-Code.
The process was experimental in the sense that I couldn't be sure what the end results would be. I traced paths which intentionally did not overlap or create clean contours in the service of happy accidents. Sometimes the results look woven, sometimes they become tangled bird's nests, but they're always surprising.