The inspiration for our 3D scanning and printing workshop project came from our mutual interest in both Asian and Greek mythology. Although we came across many potential subjects while getting to know the Museum's collection, we quickly decided to base our plastic sculpture on Greek mythological figures and Buddhist deities—combining animal and human forms to create a supernatural god.
As the 3D printing process became more comfortable, the project actually became crazier and more intricate for us. Out of a shared sense of playfulness, we chose to combine three of the Met's works into our sculpture: the sea-monster head from Domenico Guidi's Andromeda and the Sea Monster; the Dainichi Nyorai (Mahavairocana) from the Japanese galleries; and the Four-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion from the Southeast Asian Art galleries. The final result of this project is a cross-cultural mash-up, mixed with just a twist of teenage insanity.