FROM THE ARTIST’S STUDIO
Dr. Phillips wanted to switch out the papers in Booker T. Washington’s lap. Instead, it would be Booker T. Washington’s Book Character Building. Originally, Dr. Phillips had a new version of the book. After consideration, Bridgette decided to make it into an older version of the book. After all, the modern paperback books would not be around until 1935. Changing to a more original version was done for several reasons. The first is that the viewer might not see the book title if Booker T. Washington’s left hand is holding it open. Instead of trying to sculpt such a tiny book with tiny text, Bridgette decided to do it digitally.
Mark Eberle in Western NewYork has helped Bridgette on several different projects, including education on 3D Technology in the Western New York area. Once again he came through. Mark and Bridgette created the book in a digital sculpting program called Z Brush. There is a free sculpting program that is offered by the same company. It is called Sculptris, should any students be interested in check it out. The other problem was that Bridgette was not sure how open the book would need to be. She could not really decide this until she worked on the design and the hands. So, to remedy this situation, Bridgette separated the cover. That way, she can tip the cover to whatever angle she needs. Mark 3D printed the book on a Form Labs 3D print. If you remember, we discussed the different types of 3D printing. Form Labs is one of the best consumer 3D printers. It uses the stereolithograpy ( SLA) process of 3D printing.
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Author Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon