Ascetic Array, 2014

Thesis project for the completion of  Graduate Studies at SAIC

The configuration of rollers rotates a length of memory foam when the handle is turned. The memory foam passes at a pressure point between two drums at the front. The lower drum is embossed with raised letters oriented backwards, which imprint momentarily on the foam. 

The left side text reads: STAKE DIG DRAIN BRACE POUR CURE. This is the sequence of actions required to pour a concrete foundation. The right side reads PACK SPLIT. 

The machine will, with use, eat into the foam and destroy its own printing apparatus.

Wood (maple, birch, bamboo), wood derivatives (MDF, plywood, chipboard), memory foam, nylon dowels, pin nails, glue (wood, epoxy, Gorilla), traction tape, artificial additives.