Replicants is a series of full-color 3D printed portraits by digital artist Lorna Barnshaw. Each face was created using a different application or piece of software (Maxon Cinema 4D, 123d Catch, ZEdit, Cubify, Viuscan). The result of each piece is a less a portrait of a person as much as it a portrait of the material and process. Barnshaw did little to manipulate the final pieces and let the flaws in the technique speak for themselves.
I interferred with the software as little as posisble, comparing the digital attempts at replicating reality. The result is then 3D printed, bringing the digital simulacrums into the physical world.
– Lorna Barnshaw
The photogrammetry, the pixelation of the digital image, the sandstone texture of the 3d print and glitches create fascinating results.