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Lambent Aspirations

Russ Taber's avatar Russ Taber

Lambent Aspirations is a evolutionary design. Three identical flames twist and can interlock into one another to form a tree or cone shape. With a purpose-designed and built 3d printer by the artist, the pieces were printed layer by layer. With internal animated lights, the flames perform an evening dance. Last winter Russ Taber designed an interlocking sculpture with three identical twisted flame shapes that twist it a tree shape. The size was limited to 16” tall by the largest 3d printer he had. Envisioning a larger sculpture, a bigger machine would be needed. Initially, thought about twice as tall for an indoor work. After photographing a smaller existing work in the sun, he realized it would really shine as an outside work. An even bigger 3d printing machine would be necessary. Over the next several months, he designed, and redesigned, and built a machine to be able to realize the vision in mind. A great thanks to 3DXTech for providing some materials.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 32 inches
  • Medium: PETG and Concrete
  • Width: 32 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 78 inches