Design of the Week: Imprinted Bodies

By on November 18th, 2013 in Design


This week’s selection is Imprinted Bodies by NYC-based sculptor Lilia Ziamou. It’s actually two pieces, and . While the pieces are certainly not as dramatic as some by other artists, there is a story behind these unusual works. 
Ziamou explores the “concept of the female body”, using “curve and crevice”. She initially develops the shapes in a traditional  manner using stone, clay and plaster, but then uses 3D scanning to create a digital representation of the work. 
Once in digital form, however, Ziamou reinterprets the sculptures using biometric data to “imprint” a new form. The result is printed on a ZCorp z650, creating the physical sculpture. 
Lilia describes the process here: 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!