Cosmo Wenman’s mind-blowing 3D-printed sculptures

October 22, 2012

(Credit: Cosmo Wenman)

Cosmo Wenman is a California artist who has just reminded us not to limit our imaginations when it comes to what can be made, MakerBot Blog reports.

The horse head and human bust you see here were made entirely of MakerBot PLA Filament (White) on the original MakerBot Replicator.

“We believe so strongly in the potential of the renewable bioplastic PLA that we optimized the new MakerBot Replicator 2 for that material,” the blog says.

Cosmo captured the original ancient sculptures, the marble “Head of a horse of Selene from the east pediment of the Parthenon” (Acropolis, Athens, 438-432 BC) and “Portrait of Alexander the Great” (Hellenistic Greek, 2nd-1st century BC), using digital photography and Autodesk 123D Catch (free).


(Credit: Cosmo Wenman)

“The next picture shows a similar blank of the Alexander the Great portrait. I can speak for MakerBot staff in saying that these sculptures are incredibly authentic looking and feeling, which caused several people in the office to wonder why we had them.

“Are we going to scan these and make them on a MakerBot?” No, no, we explained. These were already made on a MakerBot.”