Still life objects
Digital 3D modeling
Open source software and online resources
These represent the foundations of my current sculptural work.
17th century European still life paintings revealed how the artists lived, or showed their thoughts or the environment they lived in. Some of these objects in the paintings possess symbolism, some reflect social, cultural changes. My work evokes our cultural changes that affected by the current technology. It directly references our accessibility to 3D printing, modeling technology, open source software and online resources. My studio practice reflects these changes.
In the 21st century, I am virtually surrounded by many digital objects. Google 3D warehouse, Thingiverse, Autodesk 123D catch gallery are some examples of online 3D file share sites that I often visit. I search and collect these digital objects to create my still life compositions in clay.
— Megumi Naitoh