Vesalius' Coat of Arms
I made the coat of arms of Andreas Vesalius in three dimensions after drawings provided to me by Maurits Biesbrouck, Omer Steeno and Theodoor Gooderis. On the first page of his famous work 'De Humani Corporis Fabrica', Vesalius had his coat of arms above the scene where he performes a dissection in front of a huge audience. The three weasels refer to his flemish name 'Van Wesele'.
I made the model in plastiline, then casted it in polyester. This model went through the computer where a three-D scan was made. The CNC-machine was used to come to this result: there is approx. 0,5cm that needs to be taken away everywhere. I have to do all the undercuts and polish the stone. Black marble is very hard to deal with as a sculptor: it breaks like glass, leaving you with extremely hard edges. I can hardly sculpt with chisel and hammer, have to use fine grinding material like my dremel and so... But I love it!!
Work in progress, Thoughts, ideas with no particular shape, exhibition setups and photos of openings, nice visits to interesting colleagues and scientists...