7. What do you miss in the digital sculpting technology?
As mentioned before, ease and affordability of output. Ease of quickly sculpting without having to worry about topology. As I have mentioned before, retopologizing is actually the holy grail of this process. However, I have seen this change over the last year, and it is quickly becoming a non issue. I look forward to exploring these in the up and coming months.
At first I might have missed much about traditional and I still will continue in it. However, one of the main factors that pushed me in the direction of this exploration was damage to my hand, I could no longer hold a sculpting tool. Years of pushing and pulling clay, pounding with tools or scraping had taken its toll. I have since had surgery and am happy to say I have my hand back, but the advances and exploration of this digital technology will be a very important element of creating late in life, when my body may rise up again in revolt. It has extended my tool set and capabilities as a sculptor far beyond anything I could have imagined for myself.
This is an interview of 10 questions by Mathias Herbster of FH Vorarlberg University in Austria directed to Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon about the comparison of digital and traditional sculpture.
Bridgette Mongeon is a sculptor, writer, illustrator and educator as well as a public speaker.
Her blog can be found at https://creativesculpture.com.
She is also the owner and creator of the God’s Word Collectible Sculpture series
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