Category Archives: Artwork

3D Printing at The Other Art Fair

Can CAD software be considered a canvas?  Can powdered nylon be considered paint?  Can a laser be considered a paintbrush?

We at Modla like to think so and have had the privilege to showcase some of our 3D printed artwork at The Other Art Fair in Brick Lane, London.  We had on display a 3D printed collaboration with Dan Hillier, an SLS nylon version of his Nothing Matters screen print.  We also collaborated with James Hopkins on the Audi D8 to R8 3D Print.

Our ‘Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow’ flying beer bottles were suspended from the rafters and a selection of letters from the Arkitypo project were on display.

3D printing is commonly used within the engineering and product industry for creating prototypes and moulds, however this format of creation is increasingly being used within the art and fashion world.  We wanted to see what we could achieve by taking our engineering, product and architectural backgrounds and applying our 3D CAD software and 3D printing skills to an artistic medium.

What do you think, can 3D printing be considered art?  Leave your comments and opinions below.


Me, holding the Modla, James Hopkins collaboration Audi 3D print.


Nothing Matters – Modla, Dan Hillier collaboration.


I very much enjoyed talking with people about 3D printing and the possibilities of such technology.


Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Birthday Knux 3D Print

The concept behind the Birthday Knux 3D Print (other than as a birthday present) was to remove any aggression from an otherwise violent and destructive tool and place more of a “party” emphasis on a possible fashion accessory.

3D printed using a Stratasys UPrint FDM printer, the Birthday Knux is printed by extruding heated material layer upon layer until the object is fully printed.

If you would like a custom Knux designed and printed please feel free to contact me via email which can be found on my contact page.


Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dia de Los Muertos

This laser engraved piece is inspired by the Mexican holiday “Dia de Los Muertos” in which family members gather to pray for and remember family and friends who have passed away.

This piece originated from an ink drawing I worked on two years ago.  I wanted to experiment by introducing the drawing to different mediums, in this case laser engraving a piece of wood.  The engraved piece of wood is much smaller than the original and due to constraints of laser etching, a lot of detail was lost.  However, I love the way in which the wood grain compliments the fluidity and movement of the hair.

IMG_7272-1IMG_7284-2IMG_7286-3IMG_7289-1 IMG_7290-2

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Summer Silhouette

Summer Silhouette is an A4 size picture/poster adaptation of a birthday card I made recently.

Designed on Adobe Illustrator and laser cut for a precise and intricate finish.  The contrasting coloured card is spray mounted to fix into position and I intend to mount the silhouette in a frame.

No bees were harmed during the photo shoot!


Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,