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caspar berger uses 3D printer to produce skeletal self portraits
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nov 13, 2012
caspar berger uses 3D printer to produce skeletal self portraits



caspar berger uses 3D printer to produce skeletal self portraits
‘skeleton’ by  caspar berger’

image © erik and petra hesmerg

 

 

 

conceived with advanced CT scanning technology, dutch sculptor caspar berger has developed a pilot series of skeletal self portraits in his latest ongoing project ‘skeleton’. using a 3D printer to produce precise reproductions of parts of his skeleton, the developments known as ‘skeleton / self-portrait 20′ and ‘skeleton / self-portrait 21′, incorporate the  artist’s upper arm bone cast in gold and a bronze forensic reconstruction of his face based on the copy of his skull. the aim of the project is to make the invisible tangible in three dimensions – which can be seen through the scans, and physically interpreted as symbols of what remains of us after death.


process

from left to right: 3D printed skull, moulding the skull with silicon 
image © erik and petra hesmerg 


process

from left to right: mapping the silicon, finalized mould before bronze casting
image © erik and petra hesmerg 


after the skull, the first 3D prints arrived


wax bones


‘skeleton/selfportrait 21′ by caspar berger

image © erik and petra hesmerg


‘skeleton/selfportrait 20′ cast in gold at museum vrolik, amsterdam
image © erik and petra hesmerg 


‘skeleton/selfportrait 20′ 
image © erik and petra hesmerg 


detail 
image © erik and petra hesmerg 

  


‘skeleton – prologue’
video courtesy caspar berger

 

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