Dried 3D soil-and-seed prints

This is what prints look like after plants (in this case mostly grass) wither away.
Most of the prints were made last year and since I have kept them away from sunlight, grass hasn’t yellowed too much.
Unfortunately, I haven’t yet found a way to grow new plants on dried-out prints. Because whenever I try to water them again, they start to crumble and fall apart.

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3D printed mud vessel with withered grass.

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3D printed mud vessel with withered grass.

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3D printed mud vessel with withered grass.

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3D printed mud vessel with withered grass.

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3D printed triangle made of mud with withered watercress. A collaboration with Skylar Brennan

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3D printed triangle made of mud with withered watercress. A collaboration with Skylar Brennan

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3D printed mud vessel. It originally had clover and grass growing on it.
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3D printed mud vessel. it originally had clover and grass growing on it.
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Star-shaped 3D print made of mud with withered grass.
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3D printed object made of mud with withered grass.

 

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Collaboration with artist Skylar Brennan

Collaboration with artist Skylar Brennan.

Check out her website for more: https://skylarbrennan.com/soil-print-collaboration-1/

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Concrete blocks with green prints

A little experiment with green prints and concrete.

2ème Biennale Art & Matières, Albi, France

I presented Print Green at the 2nd Biennial Art & Matières, which took place from 7th to 9th October in Albi, France. This was an event dedicated to promoting soil as a contemporary, ecological, aesthetic and high-quality material for design and architecture.

Link to a video clip of the event from tv channel France 3.

Making a green vessel – 3D printing and growing

Making a green vessel – 3D printing and growing

Print it, Watch it Grow

http://steamstories.com/post/127430778777/print-it-watch-it-grow

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[…] Today 3D printers come in all different sizes and shapes. We print everything from our desktop accessories, to toys for our kids, to parts for prosthetic limbs. What if we could also print living things?

PRINT GREEN is a 3D printer that continues to grow after printing. Layer […]

Máquina diseñada por estudiantes eslovenios para imprimir una mezcla de suelo, agua y semillas

http://www.catalogodiseno.com/2015/08/06/maquina-disenada-por-estudiantes-eslovenios-para-imprimir-una-mezcla-de-suelo-agua-y-semillas

[…] “Tiskaj ZELENO” es un proyecto realizado por estudiantes de Eslovenia para el desarrollo de una Print green o “impresión verde” mediante un máquina CNC diseñada para imprimir una mezcla de suelo, agua y semillas, dando como resultado impresiones de imágenes que se transforman en verde con el tiempo. Utilizaron su propio software para el funcionamiento de la impresora que… […]