It’s not every day that you meet an artist who not only creates life-sized sculptures, but someone who also does his preliminary sculpture work on the computer.
That’s what Baton Rouge-based artist Brad Bourgoyne does with his 3D scanner, computer and 3D printer. Not only does Bourgoyne develop sculptures and proposals for projects for his clients, but he also uses his 3D printer to assist other artists with their projects.
To start his work, Bourgoyne scans his subject with a 3D scanner (as seen below), and then stitches the scans together on the computer. After the image is 3D and complete, Bourgoyne sends the scan to his printer, which then begins the process of printing the object in plaster dust. After the sculpture has been printed, Bourgoyne coats the print in resin and can use it as a guide to make a larger sculpture.
Pretty cool, huh?
To read Jeff’s article on Brad Bourgoyne, click here.
To see more of Bourgoyne’s work, click here.