3d printed Noah’s Ark
3d printed Noah’s Ark 26-foot sculpture by Hung-Chih Peng
26 foot sculpture created by Hung-Chih Peng, from Taiwan, is built of 100,000 individual parts, each 3D printed and assembled by hand into the boat.
Unfinished project is already on display at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. The work is called “The Deluge: Noah’s Ark.” Peng says it is a comment on the inability of humans to solve the crises that lay before them, including climate change.
Thirty 3D printers in all have been dedicated to the artist’s latest piece which is currently on display, but still actually being produced. It won’t be finished until sometime in January of next year, using over 1,200 pounds of plastic filament.
Reflecting ferry disasters, floods and other recent ecological crises, Peng’s work The Deluge – Noah’s Ark attempts to show the impotence of human beings in the face of uncontrollable catastrophic challenges. The rapid acceleration in the Anthropocene era causes climate change, environmental pollution, and ecological crises.
All the measures to control these problems seem to be in vain. Human beings are unable to return to the unspoiled living environment of the past, and have become victims of their own endeavors. This work serves as a metaphor exposing the collision between Mother Nature and the accelerated development of industrialized civilization.
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Wow, 30 3d printers.
Is this a sculpture or a 3d model????