Kings and Queens of East Chattanooga


Mark Making Campus (Intersection of North Chamberlain Ave. and Glass St. in East Chattanooga)

Artists: 14 East Chattanooga teens in collaboration with professional artist Frances McDonald

Partners: Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Glass House Collective, Nova Copy, Co. Lab, Chattanooga Public Library

Description: In an effort to bring awareness of technological advances to under resourced teens in East Chattanooga, Mark Making held 3D printing workshops during a fall break camp. Kings and Queens of East Chattanooga is composed of 14 painted 3D printed masks constructed by scanning participating teens’ faces.  Teens came back to study Egyptian and Benin art and painted their masks and headdresses.  These 3D printed sculptures now adorn Mark Making’s campus and are, to our knowledge, the first application of 3D printing in an architectural context.