A self-portrait done as part of a humanities seminar titled “Masks and Masquerade” about the use of masks as a tool for transformation during rite of passage. This piece was a thereputic exercise in identifying personal issues, learning how to fix them, putting in the hard work to stich myself back-together, and finally moving-on.
Using a 3D scanner, I captured my digital portrait. Next, the incomplete scan data needed to be repaired through mesh editing tools called Magics and Meshmixer. These tools visually identifieded every error and imperfection with my portrait, requiring me to manually fix everything that was wrong with me before proceeding. I then used Zbrush to give this digital portrait physical form once more as a mask. The mask was then 3D Printed on 3D Systems ZCorp machine using colorized gypsum powder.
I then dropped the mask on the sidewalk, causing it to shatter as a representation of unforeseen trauma. I went through the process of carefully picking up the pieces and putting them back together again.