AMU_skin (2015)

This scan is an abstraction of an Astronaut Maneuvering Unit (AMU) used in the Gemini Missions in the 1960’s. The unit was not used in full service until the Space Shuttle missions of the 1990’s.

The scan becomes a “skin”, leaving a hollow form. Similar to traditional mold making, I use 3D scanning as a starting point for creating referential sculptures. The digital information encapsulates and molds the physical into a mathematical shape, that I can then extract and interpolate in 3D space.

The process of 3D scanning creates imperfections which I highlight by using space within the polygonal form. The final piece is rendered using current digital fabrication technologies.

Year of Creation: 2015

Materials: PLA 3D Print

Dimensions: 10″ x 6″ x 5″