Combing Smith’s interest in installation, material, and dimension with Allen’s architectural background and computer modeling skills, the artistic duo is focused on work that is visually and experientially engaging for the viewer.
They are best known in the artistic community for Echoviren, a 3D printed installation entirely built on the Series 1 3D Printer.
The duo is also known for Xylem, a 3D printed structure that was also created with our Series 1 3D printer.
Xylem is based on the translation of natural forms through analog to digital 2D representation and analysis into a re-physicalized 3D form.
The final form evokes the Xylem layer of tree cells: reducing structure and enclosure to a minimum while still maintaining form.
To date it is among the largest FFF 3D printed objects in existence.
"For 3 months straight our Series 1 3D printers ran non-stop 24/7 without failure.
We were able to fabricate 44 individually white PLA printed panels, which we subsequently assembled on site.
From drawing a cellular pattern to translating it into 2d computer, then into a 3D digital form:
the 3D printing process allowed us to manifest a form that would not have been possible any other way."
Stephanie Smith, Arts Professional at Smith|Allen Studio