Traditional exhibit meets technical innovation in a solo exhibition by Michael Eden responding to the collections at Waddesdon Manor.
In this exhibition, Eden explores contemporary themes through the reinterpretation of historical objects.
Using revolutionary digital techniques such as three-dimensional printing, he examines the relationship between different periods of design and architectural style, displaying his works among the objects and furniture from the Manor and its stores.
Past and present combine as he draws inspiration from longstanding traditions such as the use of materials to imitate other materials, and also from modern inventions, including scanners and microscopy.
Describing his appropriation of digital manufacturing processes, he says, ‘Three-dimensional printing has given me the freedom to create works of art impossible with the wheel and clay’.