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Our Untitled 3D Sculpture

Sumura, TAG Member; and Matthew, Teen Program Participant

Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013

Samura and Matthew

Sumura and Matthew holding their untitled sculptures in front of Lectern for the Reading of the Gospels with the Eagle of Saint John the Evangelist, one of the objects that inspired their work

«Before beginning the design process for our 3D sculpture, we were both inspired by three different sculptures currently on view at the Met: Lectern for the Reading of the Gospels with the Eagle of Saint John the Evangelist in the Medieval Sculpture Hall; Statue of the Goddess Sakhmet from the Egyptian Art collection; and Mourning Victory from the Melvin Memorial in the Charles Engelhard Court of The American Wing. With all of the artwork the Museum has to offer, it definitely seemed like choosing a subject to work with would be the most challenging part—but then the printing process began.»

Honestly, things didn't quite move along as planned when we started the "sculpting" process. But, as with many things in life, it became easier once we repeated the process and started combining each of the sculpture's sections before printing them out. Practice always makes perfect! (Well, not always perfect, but unique!)

While printing our work, we began comparing the differences in the sculpture's look when it was lying on its back, as opposed to standing upright. One of the styles of our sculpture came out a lot better when it was on its back, so when the time came to print the final product, we chose that position for our untitled creations.

Untitled

Sumura and Matthew. Untitled, July 2013. Plastic polymer

Comments

  • Matthew Welborn says:

    Ah, that was a lot of fun! I never could remember the full name of "Mourning Victory from the Melvin Memorial", I'm glad Sumura could!

    Posted: October 1, 2013, 10:12 a.m.

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About the Authors

Sumura is a member of the Museum's Teen Advisory Group and was a participant in the 2013 3D Scanning and Printing Summer Intensive for teens aged 15 through 18.

Matthew was a participant in the 2013 3D Scanning and Printing Summer Intensive for teens aged 15 through 18.

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This blog, written by the Metropolitan Museum's Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and occasional guest authors, is a place for teens to talk about art at the Museum and related topics.