Carrie Mae Rose

By Ben Millstein

Does mankind’s destiny lie in the stars? Artist Carrie Mae Rose thinks so. Her show, “Light As a Feather” at New York City’s Eyebeam Gallery, exhibited Carrie Mae’s fashion concepts for space-dwelling humans of the future.

3D Printing a Better Tetrahedron

Carrie Mae wanted to use a basic 3D shape as a building block for her designs, and ended up 3D printing thousands of tetrahedrons to bring her ideas to life. She was able to easily produce shapes of different size and thickness on a MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer.

Carrie Mae’s New Groove

Carrie Mae has used all manner of materials in her work, but her experience with the MakerBot Replicator 2 was unique. “Light As a Feather” is Carrie Mae’s first project using objects she designed herself, as opposed to found objects.

A Seriously Long-Term Plan

These wearable sculptures were inspired in part by the Integrated Space Plan, an infographic created in 1989 that maps out humanity’s emigration into the cosmos. According to Carrie Mae, the integrated space plan “talks about humans transitioning from a terrestrial species to a solar species. How do we begin that transition?” Watch the video to get a glimpse of Carrie Mae’s answer.

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