Elytra are the wing covers of beetles, from the Greek for "sheath."
Here you'll find biologically inspired sculptures designed for 3D printing. I strive to make forms that intrigue and surprise, and whose fabrication would profoundly challenge traditional production methods. Printing is uniquely well-suited to reproducing the involutions, overhangs and cavities that biological development creates so effortlessly.
I will print and post photographs of every design available here. If you want to try any of these designs in a material that I haven't tested, please let me know.