Monday, December 20, 2010
3D Sculpted Paper Heads By Bert Simons
I spotted these 3 dimensional photographic paper portrait heads and sculptures by artist Bert Simons over at Bored Panda, so I dove a little deeper and found some more on the artist's web site.
Using multiple points on a model's face and head, Bert inputs the data into the computer and uses Blender, an open source 3D program to construct a three dimensional model of the head. He then flattens the image to 2D pieces and prints them out on paper stock, only to rebuild them as a purposely piecemeal modeled head.
The making of Harry Hamelink (2007):
In addition to some self-portraits, he has created versions of other men and women, an anatomical head and a three step head which represents vegetative growth.
Rozemarijn Lucassen, 2007:
Mr. Ivo Opstelten, 2008:
the mask as seen on a human:
Cardboard Cutie, 2006:
the making of Cardboard Cutie:
Anatomical head, 2005:
Vegetarius (just add water), 2003:
all images courtesy of the artist.