3D Printing the ‘Aesthetic of Fear’
(de zeen) A collection of 3D printed jewelry by Royal College of Art student Dorry Hsu was inspired by the designer’s own fear of insects. “My collection is about the aesthetic and the attraction of fears,” Hsu explained. “In many cultures people wear masks to scare evil away, so the masks are decorated with frightening images from the wearer’s own fears.”
To create the 3D files to be printed, Hsu used a haptic arm that allowed her to draw the shapes as though sculpting in clay. Hsu 3D printed her “Aesthetic of Fear”s collection in clear resin using stereolithography (SLA) before attaching latex straps. She then colored each piece by dipping it into boiling dye, adding one hue at a time.