By Jose Sanchez, in collaboration with STRATASYS
Produced on a Stratasys J750 Full-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printer
Materials: Vero Multi-Material
Size: Each unit 70 x 70 x 70 mm (overall puzzle size variable)
Inspired by molecules and geometry, Jose Sanchez explores connectivity, patterns and games with Polyomino. Drawing upon the combinatorial and constructive nature of video games, such as Tetris and Minecraft, the structure consists of a series of 3D printed pieces that can be assembled in different ways, dependent on the creator, using magnets to create a larger ‘molecule’. With the precision of the J750 full-color, multi-material 3D Printer, each complex geometry of the structure was manufactured with extreme detail to ensure perfect fit and interconnection. The extensive color palette available on the Printer was fundamental to the entire project. The artwork uses color as a guideline to construction. Consisting of only two different geometries, the use of color is explored as a form of differentiating the connecting pieces and as a way of affecting the perception of the piece, mimicking areas of lightness and shade and facilitating an almost infinite number of unique mixes and blends. These options connect 3D printing with gaming strategies, allowing users to explore and interact with an artwork in an entirely new way.