Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Object of Desire

I'll be honest with you I've been coveting this for a long time and I finally decided to bite the bullet and order one. 

Josh Harker for those of you that don't know of him is a very talented man.This Chicago-based artist launched a Kickstarter project to fund the creation of his 3D-printed ornate skulls - going against the conventional route of selling via a gallery. This filigree skull began life as an automatic drawing by Josh, whose illustrations are so complex that he didn’t think he could ever render them into sculptures. Then he discovered 3D polymer printing and, voilà, a high-tech object that looks like a medieval memento mori was born. Sized to nestle in your palm, it’s such an intriguing piece that it is - to date - the most-funded art project to ever appear on Kickstarter. And I freaking LOVE it!  

Today mine arrived in the post so I'd like to share the joy I had of unwrapping this true object of beauty. It warms my heart to know there are artists out there embracing technology and producing art that is within the reach of common mud-dwellers like yours truly. 

Isn't it gorgeous?

You can visit Josh Harker's webpage by clicking HERE


  1. OMG that is amazing. Ever since I learned about this 3D printing I have been obsessed with intricate designs like this. THIS is the kind of object that everyone who was ever curious about anything wants in their library or Cave of Cool.

    1. So are you gonna get one? I think it would suit your digs just fine.

      I'm saving up for a 3D printer myself.