This series developed from the desire to be able to bring multiple disciplines and artists together in a process that allowed for each expert to leave their own mark on the work.
From the initial clay model, to the digital scanning and 3D rendering of the work, to the milling and hand finishing and detailing; this series brought together artists from multiple artistic disciplines. Together, the Collective pushed the boundaries between traditional fine art and technology.
North American Sculpture Collective Pablo Picasso Bust
11.75 x 19.5 x 17.75 117.5 LBS Statuary Marble Limited Edition
Pablo Picasso was the most dominant and influential artist of the first half of the 20th century. Associated most of all with pioneering Cubism, alongside Georges Braque, he also invented collage and made major contributions to Symbolism and Surrealism. He saw himself above all as a painter, yet his sculpture was greatly influential, and he also explored areas as diverse as printmaking and ceramics. Finally, he was a famously charismatic personality; his many relationships with women not only filtered into his art but also may have directed its course, and his behavior has come to embody that of the bohemian modern artist in the popular imagination.
Digitally created, robotically milled, and incredibly detailed and finished by skillful artistic hands. We wanted to capture his uniqueness in this bust made of Statuary Marble rendered at 1.5 times actual scale.
The North American Sculpture Collective presents their Artist Bust Series where each bust was created by a team of designers, engineers, and artists who came together to combine traditional techniques and digital technology to create this series.