Gallery: Artist Uses 3D Printer to Turn Human Ashes into Objects


Photo by Designboom

Dutch Designer Wieki Somers just might have found the next new renewable building material — human ashes. For the Grand Hornu Images gallery exhibit “In Progress,” she used a 3D printer to turn human ashes into art. Somers created three pieces — a toaster, a mini vacuum cleaner and a scale — for the exhibit that was meant to have the designers rethink the idea of progress. The haunting pieces, which you can see in detail over at Designboom, were a way of asking how we could become more attached to objects in order to move away from consumer culture.

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