how artist jack elliott is scanning a tasmanian eucalypt to 3d print it as a paper sculpture
He is an associate professor at the famous Cornell University in New York State. he has visited tazhou and obtained artistic residency at the Cradle Coast Campus of tazhou University.
Stories about the state\'s troubled forest industry have stirred his interest.
His plan is to reverse the process of cutting down trees for paper production to digitally scan and plot the Tasmanian tree and output it as a solid three-leaf
Size objects using the latest generation of 3D printers.
\"Of course, the scale has been reduced, perhaps only part or part of the tree,\" Mr Elliott said . \" He cut off the bark with a huge blue color.
Burnie\'s gum, smooth surface for scanning.
It\'s also ironic that the artist needs a lot of manual labor to prepare a huge old eucalyptus for the scanning process.
It took most of the week to painstakingly remove the bark from Burnie\'s piece of dead blue gum, which has a few meters of circumference.
The tree recently became a danger at the Burney campus and was about to be cut down when Mr Elliott discussed his ideas with UTAS.
At present, it is agreed to cut only the dangerous upper part of the tree and leave a huge stump for the artist.
He digitally scanned the outline of the tree using a laser scanner installed on iPads and a built-in laser scanner
Photographic measurements extract geometric information from two-dimensional silhouette images.
He will create an information database from which to recreate a perfect information model in the US using a new generation of 3D printers.
The model of the output is solid, just like the restructured Wood
But it\'s made of paper.
\"My background is architecture and product design, but recently I have been working on creative scholarships for sculpture,\" said Mr Elliott . \".
\"The idea is to let people know about human beings.
Natural relationships, all of which are bad now, right?
\"Trees are a good metaphor for many of these problems, from invasive species to global warming, to population ecology, and everything. . .
So while I was doing research in the state of Tasmania, I was looking for the story of a good tree.
\"For me, the idea of the tallest tree in the world, measured after being cut down, used to make paper --
A material that can be made of almost anything, a rag, like dung.
The artist immediately saw works parallel to America\'s own giant redwood tree or Sequoia.
\"They were crushed when they were cut down, so they couldn\'t be used for anything, so they used them for teeth --picks.
The world\'s largest organism, made of toothpicks! \" he said.
Mr. Elliott also thought that since Bernie\'s history was based on paper making, including the most recent hand-made paper in the manufacturer\'s workshop, the project offered an excellent opportunity to work with interesting new technologies.
A new type of 3D printer has emerged in Ireland, which uses paper as a raw material to output 3D solid objects.
In most cases where traditional 3D printing uses polymers that cannot be recycled and produces thin-walled objects, a new generation of printers builds solid objects on a paper-by-paper basis.
The platform board drops a piece of paper and then applies a fine layer of glue in the same way that the toner is applied to the printed paper, and only on the desired shape.
As the razor continues to cut the profile, the next piece of paper is heated and a piece of paper is piled upby-sheet.
\"So what I want to do is do a digital scan of these trees, create a 3D database, then manipulate this database to create, then I will send it from this database to this 3D printer to build the zoom
The version of these trees, \"he said.
The printed tree may be only about 30 cm high, more symbolic than the statue, but Mr Elliott\'s large art volume has been much larger in recent years.
Public tree sculptures on Cornell University campus include 5-metre-
High animals and 3 carved from a big red oak tree.
Acernus Victus 5 m is a complex unearthed root structure of sugar maple.
Before leaving tazhou, the artist said he wanted to explore the idea of making a work that uses the root system of the big blue glue that he has been working on in Bernie.
\"To do a good thing, dig these roots very carefully and move the whole thing to the new campus developed by the sea here,\" Mr Elliott said . \".
During his stay in tazhou, Mr. Elliott also investigated a tree that had the potential to scan in Dip Falls near Smithton and visited Styx Valley giants.
\"We do have a close relationship with trees --
Most people have biological reactions to things in life --
\"There are also people who embrace the trees, who have a close attachment to the trees,\" he said . \".
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