The “Stone Collection” stands as a remarkable testament to the intertwining of nature, memory, and technology.
An unique collection inspired by nature
As kids, my brother and I always collected stones when hiking in the mountains in my grandparent’s hometown in Austria. It was always a competition who could find the biggest and coolest looking ones and take them home as a memory.
Nowadays, I question whether it is okay to take these stones from nature. Because for me, it doesn't feel right. Therefore I decided to use modern techniques to recreate the stones, instead of taking them from nature.
The stones are 3D-scanned and sculpted into functional pieces of art. By giving them a function, they obtain a tangible value instead of only the memory of that place and time, which has merely value to me.
The stones are 3D-printed from sand. I see sand as the offcut from nature’s sculpting and I bring it back into a shape where it could come from. The stones are preserved in a digital database and 3D-printed in a limited edition collection.
~The objects almost feel otherworldly. It is a memory from another place and time.~