26 x 49 x 20 cm
10.2 x 19.3 x 7.9 inches
Produced on a Stratasys full-color, multi-material J750 3D printer
Ervinck’s Wolfkiam sculpture is the first piece in a new collaborative art venture that Stratasys is embarking on called “The New Ancient”, which will investigate the relationship between ancient crafts and artworks and modern technologies, such as 3D printing. With Stratasys' J750 3D Printer, he was able to design a piece that combines an organic, biomorphic shape with a very technical play of lines and colors, and bring this to life from screen to sculpture with unmatched precision and quality - all at the click of a button.
The vibrant colors and intricate details of the piece, such as the central lines representing the figure's veins, were integral to the sculpture, both in creating a sense of movement and fluidity and in reflecting the traditional cultural styles that inspired the work. Ervinck’s sculpture intricately combines design elements from ancient Inca and Mayan cultures with a more technological aesthetic that connects the sculpture to our present times. The sculpture, which features extremely detailed, veinlike elements as well as a biomorphic color palette could only have been made using additive manufacturing, as even the empty spaces of the sculpture are deliberate and precise.