3D Printed Bio Tile

Why

This tile explores how to translate an abstract naturally occurring phenomenon into a physical form. Bioluminescence creates beautiful illuminated patterns in ocean water. It was inspired by my love for coral reefs.

 

What

The graphics on this tile were designed to communicate and embody bioluminescence that occurs on shore lines from plankton.

 

How

To create this tile, I abstracted bioluminescence into a graphic pattern, then gave it 3D form with CAD modeling. It was then 3D printed in alumide.


 
 
 

3D Model Render

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