>PLAstic sculptures 2020

self-PLA 2020, Polylactic Acid on aluminium on plywood base, 15cm x18cm x30cm

>PLAts 2020, Polylactic Acid on aluminium on plywood base, 25cm x20cm x43cm


PolyLacticAcid, the bioplastic of fused filament printing is both the medium and subject of this sculptural series by Dawson. These objects are fashioned and formed from a whole array of 3D prints as Dawson fuses multiple plastic parts together into larger objects which seethe with movement. In this series Dawson has begun to re-meld and re-manipulate these prints with the matter which feeds the printer; bending, moulding and flexing raw filament and pellets across the surface of these objects as he traces, maps and obliterates the profiles of the incorporated objects as he goes. In PLAnt the artist own hand appears and in self-PLA the chiral molecular structure of this hydrocarbon family is drawn into the object bringing human and chemical relationships together, and by overtly re-plasticizing these objects this body of work ruminates firmly upon the meaning of the material itself. 

>PLAnt, 2020, Polylactic Acid on aluminium on plywood base, 20cm x17cm x94cm

>Ian Dawson

>PLAg, 2020, Polylactic Acid on aluminium on plywood base, 20cm x17cm x82cm