3D Printed Sculpture & 3D Model
Edition 1 + 1 AP
Claudia Hart's unique 3D-modeled tutus are part of her larger series The Doll’s House (2015-ongoing). These tutus were drawn from the scion of a fallen empire: the gowns of Margaret Theresa of Spain, among the last of the Spanish Hapsburgs. Famously, this child princess is the central figure in Las Meninas--a canonical masterpiece by the great 17th-Century court painter Diego Velazquez--and a subject in many more of his paintings. Spanning multiple media, Hart’s Velazquez princess dresses are digitally modeled by the artist in Maya and Z-Brush software and output as .GLB files, with a single unique ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture produced from each.
Claudia Hart works with issues of representation, the role of the computer in shifting contemporary values about identity and the real, and questions ideas about what might be considered “natural”. Her project is to feminize the masculinist culture of technology by interjecting emotional subjectivity into what is typically the overly-determined Cartesian world of digital design.