Carl Noonan - Growth Stump Ring
This variant is currently sold out
3D printed Cobalt / Titianium with silver or 18K yellow gold
(Currently available Titanium & Silver in US size 10. Any other size will take 6-8 weeks to order.)
Please note that each piece are individually made. The pattern of silver / 18K gold will differ in each ring due to the way it is cast.
The titanium and cobalt chrome rings are Direct Metal Laser Sintered, which means they are 3D printed in a one-step process where a laser joins perfectly calibrated pieces of metal dust together to form the shape of the rings.
About Growth Ring collection
Last year I quit my job, sold my flat, got rid of most of my possessions, packed everything I own into a 2 x 1.5m trailer and drove away from my home in inner city Sydney to start a new life in rural Tasmania.
Exposing myself to a new pattern of life lived in greater connection to nature has been eye opening. Finding, felling, chopping and burning wood – as well as managing the risk posed by living in an environment where you are surrounded by huge quantities of flammable material – is new to me, and something I never had to consider in an urban environment. While it’s a novelty, the reality is that it’s something that humans have known intimately for millions of years. The fact that it has taken me until now to befriend the elements that sustain me is something of the absurd.
GROWTH RINGS is an investigation of the architecture of my new home with the titanium and fine metal structures echoing the rings of growth seen in a cross-section of a felled tree.