Vaccine Phoenix!

3d Printer pen Vaccine Phoenix at Magic Hour in West Berlin by Suzanne Forbes Dec 28 2020I made this phoenix using a 3D filament pen my mom-in-law gave me, late last winter.

I think it was around the end of March. I told myself I’d post it when there was a vaccine. I thought it might be years.

3d Printer pen Vaccine Phoenix by Suzanne Forbes March 2020Today vaccinations began in the EU and my mom got her first vaccine shot in the US.

The Vaccine Phoenix is made of 3D printer pen filament, crystals, microbeads, glitter, UV resin and glue.

3d Printer pen Vaccine Phoenix detail by Suzanne Forbes March 2020I made it after the cicada, which uses much more holo vinyl in its structure.

The phoenix is pretty much entirely woven of four shades of filament, strengthened with drifts of glued-on microbeads and rafts of crystals.

3d Printer pen Vaccine Phoenix tail detail by Suzanne Forbes March 2020The final touch of course is UV resin!

I added the resin much later, when I had mixed up yellow and red shades for my New Mutants Amara custom. I cured the resin on the fly in late August, sitting in the sun on the balcony, knowing it was one of the last times there’d be bright enough sun.

Vaccine Phoenix on balcony by Suzanne Forbes March 2020The sun comes back, though.

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