I had this idea a few years back, when I heard that growth hormones are used in the U.S poultry industry.
When I saw the Finnish “From Bits to Atoms” call for entries, I decided to enter the competition with this entertaining “Professional Fitness” character.
The competition called digital artists to send their work to be machined / printed in physical format.
This statue called for classical influences, but with a contemporary popular culture twist.
I did most of the work in Sculptris. Text was made with Inkscape, and extruded to the 3rd dimension in Blender. Text was also combined with the posed character in Blender. Blender cycles is really awesome!
The statue was then prepared for 3D printing / CNC machining in Netfabb Studio Basic.
This chick is massive! Check out her delts and traps!
Another light & angle:
— edit: WINNER ANNOUNCED! —
Today (19th of April 2012) was the day when the winners of “From Bits to Atoms” -rapid prototyping contest were revealed!
Below a (cellphone) pic of the Winner of the “creative, aesthetic & entertaining” -category, and the grumpy Runner-Up:
…And not in that specific order. The figurative sculpture is the Runner-Up, and the design vase won.
..Sorry about the coffee mug behind the winner, and the bad quality photo. I’ll take & post better ones later.
Industrial design was valued high by Jukka Tuomi, who picked the winners of both categories; the “creative, aesthetic & entertaining” -category & the “inventive, usability” -category.
I’m happy for the experience, and the ability to test the detail limits of the current 3D printing technology (I made this beast detailed enough to be printed in life-size!). Getting my sculpture Rapid Prototyped for free (a service worth 600-700 Euro) was nice too 😉 I do think the result looks great! People passing by seemed to like spending time gazing my sculpture as well.
I’ll exhibit my “Chicken On Steroids” sculpture in a gallery & art museum context later, so stay tuned!
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