this 3D printed sculpture is mind-bending and mesmerizing in all of its glitched-out glory. artist shane griffin has created a resin replica of the familiar ‘yeezy boost’ sneaker with some obvious errors. the sculptural shoe is divided into three separate segments, twisting and twining into a seemingly digital distortion. viewed in 360 degrees, the life-size object creates the illusion of virtual manipulation in analog form.

3D printed yeezy boost
artist shane griffin has created a resin replica of the familiar ‘yeezy boost’ sneaker

 

 

griffin began the sculpture process by 3D scanning a genuine ‘yeezy boost 350’ through the process of photogrammetry. this technique involves taking measurements from photographs, and recovering the exact positions of various surface points across the object. griffin then distorted the model digitally, twisting and displacing the middle section of the sneaker. achieving the careful balance of weight distribution between the parts required rigid body simulations as well as some guess-work. finally, the sculpture was 3D printed at 1:1 scale in a resin material. the project has recently been presented at the sunday afternoon showcase in new york city.

3D printed yeezy boost
the sculptural shoe is divided into three separate segments

3D printed yeezy boost
viewed in 360 degrees, the life-size object creates an optical illusion

3D printed yeezy boost
the sculpture process began by 3D scanning a genuine ‘yeezy boost 350’

3D printed yeezy
griffin distorted the model digitally, twisting and displacing the middle section of the sneaker

3D printed yeezy
the sculpture was 3D printed at 1:1 scale in a resin material

3D printed yeezy
the life-size object creates the illusion of virtual manipulation in analog form

3D printed yeezy
the project has recently been presented at the sunday afternoon showcase

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