Category Archives: Prints

Écorché

Écorché

Professor Shakespear is teaching a really interesting course in the spring called Armature and Surface: The Body (VART 2603). You should take it!

In the first half of the semester students will sculpt a scale model as a study of the skeletal structure, muscles, and tendons comprising the human body – Écorché.

We are helping her out with a small version, to get things started…

And look how it turned out!

Écorché Audrey Shakespear

“Wood” Box

Print of a wood box using PLA that has wood fibers in it – so it looks pretty much like wood.  Lots of interesting materials are available these days!

Print of a wood box using PLA that has wood fibers in it - so it looks pretty much like wood.  Lots of interesting material are available these days!

Clay Tablet with Cuneiform

Clay Tablet with Cuneiform

When a Professor wanted to explore an object in the art museum with their course, but the students could not touch it (for obvious reasons – it is really old!) The Bowdoin Maker Space came to the rescue by creating a 3D scan of the object and then printing it in resin (SLA)  and in PLA.  So the students visited the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to view the original object under the watchful eye of the curator, and then were able to get a sense of the tactile object by interacting with the facsimiles that we created.

Nefertiti

Bust of Nefertiti on progress.

Nefertiti in Progress
We got the model here: https://www.printables.com/model/3112-nefertiti

And there are ton of really interesting remixes here: https://www.myminifactory.com/search/?query=Nefertiti

The original sculpture is in Berlin (for those of you who have not yet taken a class in Art History): https://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/aegyptisches-museum-und-papyrussammlung/collection-research/bust-of-nefertiti/

The Bust of Nefertiti

The Bust of Nefertiti is the undisputed star of the Neues Museum and, along with the Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate, the best known exhibit on Berlin’s Museumsinsel: the colourfully painted bust of Nefertiti, created around 1340 BC.