Mel Keiser –  The Life and Deaths of The Mels

I worked with Mel Keiser to produce an accurate, 3d printed replica of her own skeleton for her artwork, The Life and Death of The Mels.

A generic female skeleton was reformed to match hers exactly, using surface landmarks from a full-body scan done at PLE and medical x-rays to determine proportions and exact dimensions.

The final files were printed at Northwestern University Segal Design Institute’s Ford Rapid Prototyping Lab at 1:1 in FDM.

More photos, and an explanation of the intent behind The Life and Death of The Mels can be found here and here on her website.

All images © 2017, Mel Keiser. All rights reserved.

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