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Hollow Blank Bust (Preparation for Entering an Abstract Landscape/Something I've Always Wanted to Do)

Hollow Blank Bust is one of a series of three self-portraits that are the product of preparing a model of myself for insertion into a 3D video game. These portraits include information collected from a 3D optical scan of my facial geometry, as well as two-dimensional photographs of my face and head. This information combines to produce an accurate 3D model of my head with realistic facial features, ready to be processed and inserted as a character into a video game (specifically the first person shooter Half Life 2).

The sculpture was made on a Dimension SST 1200 FDM rapid prototyper, basically a three-dimensional printer that translated the 3D geometry of my facial scan into an ABS plastic form.