British Artist Remakes Nine Minutes of Japan's Destruction as Something Beautiful

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With its delicate stack of slender rings, Luke Gerram's latest piece is a testament to both 3D printing technology and the legacy of Japan's most catastrophic natural disaster.


The "Tōhoku Japanese Earthquake Sculpture" is a 30cm x 20cm piece on display at London's Jerwood Space that depicts nine minutes of seismographic readings during the 9.0 earthquake. Gerram employed a CAD program to create a 3D model of the readings and then printed the sculpture with a rapid prototyping machine. [Luke Gerram via Laughing Squid]

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I'm not sure how I feel about art that was created using CAD and printed out using ANY kind of printer, 2D or 3D.