Part of the Southern guild 2011 collection
The Birdman sculpture was inspired by automata and mechanical toys. When the rod is pulled the beak closes and his arms drop to the sides. When the rod is pushed his beak opens and the arms move outward. The chainmail linked pattern was designed and spaced in the digital CAD file. The file is then directly 3D printed where the pattern is built up layer by layer, by fusing nylon powder with a laser. The Birdman’s mechanism and the interlinked chainmail emerge from the 3D printer in its final form with no assembly required.
Material : Polyamide