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Sculpture: Digital, Plastic, Steel, 3D Sculpting on Plastic, Steel.
From an exhibition titled "Distillation of Complex Ideas Into Manageable Chunks" at Gallery 72 in Atlanta, GA.
Exploring the parallels between the 2nd Amendment and the Guillotine through contemporary technology after the release of the first 3d-printed gun on the Internet (now banned), called The Liberator. Both the 2nd Amendment and the guillotine came into being in the same year, 1792, and both were created to be a benefit to society but were then co-opted by vested interests into something that could be argued is no longer a benefit to society.
Process: I 3d-scanned models laying prone and smiling off the edge of a table with a hacked Xbox Kinect sensor. This was a grueling process for the model as they were forced to hold their upper body still in the air during the scanning. The head was then digitally decapitated, 3d-printed in multiple parts, then assembled in 1:1 scale. The steel spike was then heated to the melting point of the PLA plastic with a blowtorch, and the head was physically impaled upon the spike and set at the exact height of the model.
More info about the body of work here: http://www.nathansharratt.com/distillation-of-complex-ideas
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