Bathsheba Grossman

Tuesday 16 November 2004

If you’re like many of my readers, you may have been pondering the problem of what to get me for a gift. Look no further than Bathsheba Grossman’s sculpture. They’re mathematical, they’re beautiful, and they’re unique:

Bathsheba Grossman's Double Squares

And they’re made with an astounding 3D metal-printing process:

To start building a model from my 3D file, the design is built up, one layer at a time, from steel powder held in place by a laser-activated binder. ... This produces a porous steel part that is about 60% dense. ... The model is heated, the stems are dipped in a crucible of molten bronze, and capillary action causes the bronze to wick throughout the piece. Counterintuitive to say the least, but apparently it works very well.

Plus, how cool a name is Bathsheba Grossman, with a domain name of


I knew you'd like that site Ned.
I saw this link on a couple of weeks ago and I had the exact same reaction. I'm pretty sure I'm getting one of the mini ones for Christmas. Really great stuff.
I love the backgrounds of the product photos, art in themselves.

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