Italy-based designer and sculptor Jacopo Truffa has embarked on a mission to spread his idea of a new way of conceiving art and sculptures. He is currently promoting the first project of a series, called “Firstborn”, on Kickstarter.
The idea is for everyone to be able to personalise sculptures and make it unique by choosing the colour, material and size of it. The handmade sculptures by the artist will be captured through 3D scanning technology and converted into a 3D models to be downloaded, customised and 3D printed by everyone.
Truffa explains: “3D scanning and printing make you able to realize a lot of copies of the same sculpture without damaging their uniqueness because the kind of the 3D printer, the material, but also calibration, temperature, and environmental conditions make every work unique. So the artwork becomes the result of a dialogue between artist and user. This new way of conceiving sculpture makes costs lower and democratizes art, making the artwork itself accessible to everyone.”
The originals of the “Firstborn” sculptures were made of wax with a base of wood and plaster. If you are interested in obtaining a 3D printable file of one of them, pledges start at € 10 to create your unique copy.