I AM VENUS
2014

Cararra marble, motion tracked  by VEKVA System (Jiri Chmelik),  robotic  carving 

This project was realized at the Digital Stone Project Workshop 2014 at Garfagnana inovazione,
Gramolazzo, Tuskany, IT.

On permanent view at the Grounds for Sculpture, NJ, USA


The form of the body is created by moving hands along my own body, thus creating the virtual
model of the body. Drawing is the trajectory of such a gesture leaving mark in the space and
time. It is creates certain visual structure of human behavior.

For the project I am the Venus I decided to use myself as a template for the series of female
figures. They are modified by an unintentional movement of my body. The possibility of endless
variations demonstrates the essence of female form – my body acquires the archetypal quality.
The shape, size and scale I associate with paleolitic Venuses which had spiritual meaning and
were carried around. For that reason I 3D print series of these figures in a scale which relates
to the prehistoric sculpture.

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