>Apophenia versus Randomania, series of relief drawings, 3D printed in a plant-starch bioplastic and mounted on Dibond aluminium composite panels.


These works see Dawson become ever more playful with the 3D print process as he puts the machine to work by creating unique small scale drawings. In these wall based sculptures Dawson deftly changes colour mid print to create vivid patterns and profiles which illuminate the complex and continuous pathway that the 3D printer nozzle makes during printing. The profiles and shapes in these works derive from hand movements which Dawson has scanned and introduced digitally into the works.


Titles from top to bottom (all works 21x 29 x1cm)

Blindsight 2022, 3D printed bioplastic mounted on anthracite bushed aluminium

Chink a Chink 2022, 3D printed bioplastic mounted on bushed aluminium

Dopamine 2022, 3D printed bioplastic mounted on brushed aluminium
Gamma Rhythm 2022, 3D printed bioplastic mounted on brushed aluminium

Hot Hand 2022, 3D printed bioplastic mounted on brushed aluminium

Le Tourniquet 2022, 3D printed bioplastic mounted on brushed aluminium

Line of Mars 2022, 3D printed bioplastic mounted on brushed aluminium

Mesolimbic 2022, 3D printed bioplastic mounted on brushed aluminium

Miser's Dream 2022, 3D printed bioplastic mounted on brushed aluminium

Tenkai Pennies 2022, 3D printed bioplastic mounted on brushed aluminium

The Old Strange Track 2022, 3D printed bioplastic mounted on brushed aluminium

Tinkerbell 2022, 3D printed bioplastic mounted on brushed aluminium

>Ian Dawson

>Apophenia versus Randomania, series of relief drawings, 3D printed in a plant-starch bioplastic and mounted on Dibond aluminium composite panels