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Artist Runs Human Ashes through 3D Printer

Artist Wieki Somers has found an immediately affecting, not-just-a-little eerie medium in which to explore the crossroads of technological innovation and newness with the human and the old: She runs human ashes through a 3D printer, typically juxtaposing animals and appliances.

The above sculpture, “The Weight of a Honeycomb,” places a bee and its honeycomb on a scale, symbolizing the ‘weighing’ the traditional values of diligence and hard work, and uses the ashes of a woman named Pieterje Vos.

More of the artist’s work available at her website.

(designboom via Boing Boing)

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