If you’re in the Ottawa area today head over to Simons at the Rideau Centre between noon and 4:30pm to get your own mini 3D bust. The artist Douglas Coupland is continuing the work on his crowd-sourced art initiative 3DCanada by scanning more 3D images of Canadians. You can get a miniature bust of yourself and meet the artist Douglas Coupland! Keep on reading to find out more…
Simons, the renowned family-owned fashion retailer from Quebec City, and Douglas Coupland, celebrated Canadian novelist and artist, continue a nation-wide tour of 3DCanada, a first of its kind, crowd sourced art initiative. Coupland is travelling across the country to scan Canadians at Simons locations where participants will take home their own 3D printed busts. The project will culminate at a future Simons store when Coupland unveils 3DCanada – a sculpture made of thousands of 3D printed faces of Canadians.
Isn’t that cool?!? I got to attend the Media event yesterday so I’ll let you know how it works.
First they scan your upper body by walking around you with a special infrared camera – they’ll raise it above your head and lower it to get all angles of your head and face. That takes less than a minute and you’re done! You can then see your scanned upper body on a computer screen. They’ll shorten your image to a bust version and send it to the 3D printer. The busts are approximately 5cm tall and 10g in weight and take about 45 minutes each to print.
The busts really look like you, and if you look closely you can see the lines from the 3D printing – it looks like wood grain.
If you’re heading over to get yours done today, your bust will be ready for pickup starting Tuesday, November 1st, at the Simons’ Customer Service counter.
This project has already been to Quebec City, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver and Mississauga. The next location will be at The Core in Calgary in the Spring 2017.
Wouldn’t it be cool to have a mini 3D bust of you on a sculpture?!? Will you go get your bust done? Oh, and in case you’re wondering, this is FREE!
– Chantal 🙂