Bathsheba Grossman

Tuesday 16 November 2004This is nearly 19 years old. Be careful.

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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