Rachel McConnell

Rachel McConnell created model of a creature from Escher's artwork "Curl Up!" using 3D-printer Stratasys.

Curl Up!
M.C. Escher - Curl Up!

It was a complex exercise in geometry, physics, construction and materials science. She produced several iterations, experimenting with the size of the segmented pieces and various materials. The result surpass all expectations. It's the most realistic model of Escher's Curl Up creature.

A comparative view of two of the Curl-Up's design iterations: Stratasys 3D printed "S" and "C" shaped hooks to connect the body segments. Photo by Rachel McConnell.

The curled up "Curl-Up".

The unfurled "Curl-Up".

All photos by Rachel McConnell.

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