Jennifer Weiler

This work is a continuation of my experimentation in using 2D images as a basis for cutting shapes out of 3D objects in order to create perspective-based optical illusions.

To see more about cutting 3D objects using voxelization, click here.

The goal of this particular research is to experiment with combining image and sculpture to form puzzles and alterable display pieces. In this work, an orb is divided into sections that can be display different images based on how the segments are recombined.

below: By taking the orb apart in different sections, the orb can display one of two possible sets of seven images.

below: The two sets of seven images that were programmatically cut out of the 3D models for the prototype.

The source images that were used on this prototype are taken from famous Dutch paintings that were redrawn as black and white images. They are:

Rembrandt - Lucretia
Gerrit Adriaensz Berckheyde - The Dam Square in Amsterdam
Rembrandt - the Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicholas Tulp
Willem van de Velde the Younger - 4 Calm Dutch Ships Coming To Anchor
Vermeer - the Geographer
Pieter Saenredam - The Ansterdansche Wisselbank
Vermeer - Woman Holding a Balance

Elisabeth Johanna Koning - Exuberant Flower Still Life on a Marble Ledge
Johannes Vermeer - the Kitchen Maid
Vermeer - Street in Delft
Pieter de Hooch - The Courtyard of a House in Delft
Vermeer - View of Delft
Gerard ter Borch - Woman Writing a Letter
Pieter Claesz - Vanitas Still Life


below left: examples of the source paintings.
below right: 3D printed section of model displaying image.

below: one set of the seven images are displayed on a table

below: When combined, the pieces can be stored as a sphere.