Sculptor Gary Lee Price Uses 3-D Laser Scanning for Larger-Than-Life Replica

Sculptor Gary Lee Price Uses 3-D Laser Scanning for Larger-Than-Life Replica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who knew that 3D Imaging would be a tech tool for a sculptor? With the assistance of Adonis Bronze located in Alpine, Utah, Sculptor Gary Lee Price saw a way to utilize 3D Digital Laser scanning as part of the artistic process. Gary brought his original 50” “Wings” sculpture to Adonis Bronze to be 3D laser scanned as a way to significantly enlarge his work of art. Once every nook and cranny of the sculpture was scanned, the details were programmed into the CNC milling machine along with the enlargement percentage specifications. In order to create an enlarged replica of the original sculpture, the machine cut out huge sections of foam that were then pieced together like a puzzle. Gary then took this 10 ft. foam form back to his studio where he applied clay over it. Now a new mother mold can be made and the lost wax process can begin at Alchemy Arts. It is a real time saver for Gary because now he doesn’t have to sculpt from scratch to create an massively enlarged version of his original work.

Behind the Scenes With Sculptor Gary Lee Price

Behind the Scenes With Sculptor Gary Lee Price

We all have run across larger than life sculptures in our travels. We’ve touched them, admired them, and even taken selfies with them. It is fascinating to think that somewhere, somehow, someone thought up the idea for it, grabbed a lump of clay, and turned it into the very thing we were looking at. Who is the person with the talent to create this work of art? What inspires them and what did they hope their audience would take away from the experience? Where do they sculpt; at their house, outside in nature, at a studio or workshop? When did they have the idea; in the middle of the night, while observing their surroundings, from a memory or dream? Inquiring minds want to know.

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