Our skulls combine two natural wonders, the marvel of human anatomy and fractals, into a single piece of art. These elegant pieces are anatomically correct human skulls decorated with fractals--computer generated patterns found everywhere in nature.
Each skull begins as a digital, 3D model of a human skull. The skull is wrapped in a fractal design, 3D printed, and finished with a high-gloss, protective coating. The result is an elegant, eye-catching, porcelain-like model ready to display on your desk, mantle, shelf, as your own unique holiday or home-decor. You'll be part of the cool group at work with this on your desk. Each piece is a work of art inspired by nature and created through modern technology.
Fractals: Nature’s Art
Fractals help us study and understand important scientific concepts, such as the way bacteria grows, patterns in freezing water (snowflakes), brain waves, etc. Fractals can be seen everywhere in nature. Look closely at a pinecone, ferns, a seashell, lightening, or the feathers of a peacock. They are all beautiful fractals creating artwork on the canvas of nature.
These naturally-occurring patterns that create fractals can also be created through computer algorithms. The art for each skull is generated by these sophisticated algorithms.
Skulls: Life and Mortality
The human skull has carried strong connotations for ages. The skull has symbolized life and the embodiment of consciousness and at the same time reminds us of our own mortality. Combining the mortal skull with the infinite fractal creates an intriguing art piece.
We are launching the Fractal Skull project and our current collection is 15 skulls. We want to design an additional 15 fractal skulls; expanding this collection to 30 skulls.
Current Fractal Skull Collection
What is a Fractal?
There are many different types of fractals and we use many in our skull art; the Mandelbrot fractal, Orbital fractals, L-System fractals, and many more. A popular fractal, called the Mandelbrot Set is represented below.
Mathematically zooming in on any point in the Mandelbrot Set creates the striking art we use for our skulls. This mesmerizing video shows zooming into the Mandelbrot Set fractal and the creation of infinite artistic images.
Our Fractal Skulls are created using 3D printing technology. 3D printing is an excellent manufacturing method when creating unique and one-off products. It’s also our specialty.
Once the digital file is created for the skull, it is sent to one of our ProJet 660 ColorJet 3D printers. The skull is created in layers, the thickness of a human-hair, of gypsum powder. The layers are bound together and full-color fractals are printed into the skull with each layer.
Risks and challenges
We have been in the 3D printing business for four years. We have almost 50 production 3D Printers and a great team of in-house 3D designers. Our other Kickstarter campaign (Steampunk Dinosaurs) was successful and delivered on time and as promised.
We are familiar with the technologies, skills and resources required to produce and deliver the rewards promised in this Kickstarter. Factors such as late or backordered consumables and supplies from our vendors could cause a slow down in the manufacturing process.
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