Romantic and forlorn in a hauntingly twisted way, the replicated facial features printed by Lorna Barnshaw have a strangely distorted semblance of reality.
Starting with prints of the images she wishes to create, the artist then transfers her incomplete and purposefully flawed faces into a digital medium. Using a 3D printer, the faces envisioned by the artist become a reality, slowly forming layer by layer until their misshapen profiles take shape in the physical world.
Simultaneously bizarre and beautiful, the cracked complexions and deathly glazed eyes of this sculptural series are a chilling testament to the way 3D printing can make even the most fantastical artistic imaginations take on a real existence. The delicate facial features have a renaissance quality that is captivating.