November 22, 2012 AT 3:00 am

Dutch artist uses 3D printer to produce his own skeleton #3dthursday

Dutch sculpture Caspar Berger has taken the art of the self-portrait to new (deeper (much deeper)) levels: producing a series called “Skeleton” sourced via CT scanner from his own body. Via 3ders.org:

He had his body scanned in one of the world’s most advanced CT scanners. Using a 3D printer he was then able to produce precise reproductions of parts of his skeleton.

He has made two works: the artist’s upper arm bone cast in gold and a bronze forensic reconstruction of his face based on the copy of his skull. Berger aims to make the invisible tangible in three dimensions, and thus hold in his hands the symbol of what remains of us after death.

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