Shadow of an Unknown Bird is a collaborative project with Cummins, IUCA+D and Indiana University. It is one of the largest 3D printed works of art in the world. To construct this immense sculpture the design team utilized recent innovation in 3D printing called BAAM (Big Area Additive Manufacturing).
The design team took on the challenge of responding to Columbus' legendary public sculptures, ultimate example of the progressive art of their time. Henry Moore's bronze sculpture, Large Arch (1971), exemplary of early modernist 19-20th century art and techniques is located in the plaza of the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library by architect I.M. Pei (Columbus, IN). And Jean Tiguely's Chaos (1974), a late modernist kinetic sculpture of found and repurposed still, speaks to the city's mechanics engineering legacy, located in The Commons renovated by Cotter Kim upon the original rame of Cesar Pelli.
Following those examples, Shadow of an Unknown Bird, reflects the technological and artistic advancements of our time using materials and processes of 3D printing, digital metrology, CNC milling and water-jet plasma cutting.