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The Wieki Somers ‘Consume or Conserve' Exhibit has Human Ashes

By: Allison Love - Published: Jun 15, 2010 • References: designboom and notcot.org
This Wieki Somers Consume or Conserve exhibit aims to “make a statement about the current state of affairs in design and our conviction that we need a new view on what is necessary in the 21st century.” The actual sculptures are made out of human remains and show that even in post-life you could become a bird or a toaster.

The human ashes Wieki Somers uses are reused by rapid prototyping and 3D printing to create the different sculptures seen above. The Wieki Somers Consumer or Conserve scultptures each have symbolic meaning and “could serve as a tool to contribute to a better way of life.”

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