Rabbit In The Hat Trick, 2014
3D Printed Plastic
"The Rabbit In The Hat Trick" is a 3D Printed series of 21 sculptures showing the gradual disintegration of the "Stanford Bunny." The form of this bunny is considered a benchmark in 3D scanning calibration and testing. Using the 3D scanner and printing technologies the piece explores how the form can be persuaded to degrade and succumb to entropy. Each Rabbit is numbered and the set comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Tom Burtonwood was born in Manchester, (UK) in 1974. He received a BA Hons. in Fine Art from Loughborough University (UK) in 1997 and an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2001. Recent exhibitions include The Chicago Cultural Center; Sidecar Gallery, Hammond, IN; the residence of the British Consulate, Chicago; Abryant Gallery, Chicago; Hinge Gallery, Chicago; NEXT Art Fair, Chicago, IL; MDW Fair, Chicago, IL; Gillock Gallery, Paris, France; NOISEfestival, Manchester, UK; The Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago; Fountain Studios, Brooklyn; Three Walls, Chicago. Burtonwood teaches at Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is co-founder of WHAT IT IS, exhibition and project space in Oak Park, IL where he resides.