From the ground UP
'From the ground UP' Science week 15-23 August 2015
15 - 23 August 2015, a group of approximately 16 artistically inspired and technology minded individuals visited the Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre (WEEC) in Burrumbuttock NSW. They participated in a guided talk by volunteers looking at Australian native plants. WEEC volunteers then described the many health benefits of native plants and how they contribute to the well-being of our environment.
After gathering inspiration from the garden at WEEC, participants created artworks on a small-scale, producing fine drawings of Australian native plants with artists Wendy Wiltshire and Christine Cansfield-Smith, both experienced artists in fine, Botanical drawing. These small-scale drawings were transformed into two-dimensional working designs.
During a second workshop participants scanned their designs and then printed 3D models with 3DThings specialist Joel Hackett. The process of modelling applications using 3D printer technology was explained.
Link to the National Science Week website