The Arizona Daily Star newspaper wrote an article before the festival (with even a mention on the front page). The Sonoran Arts Network blog reviewed us. Michael McNulty took some beautiful photos:
Big opening Saturday night, 6 - 9 PM, Jan 31st:
A few gallery shots without the crowds:
Jeremy from Xerocraft used the Occipital scanner to 3D scan some of the sculptures, which we posted on SketchFab.
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"My Wicked Pony" by John Paul Gutierrez started as a silkscreen print (using an image posted to Instagram)...
Metalphysic foundry created a 3D image of the silkscreen using Zbrush software, and 3D printed it at Shapeways, for us to display at the sculpture festival (we still can make a bronze casting from the 3D print):
We also uploaded the digital file to SketchFab, where anyone can twirl it around on their computer screen.
"My Wicked Pony"
John Paul Gutierrez's 3D file on SketchFab
We added a QR code next to the label on the sculpture stand. That way visitors could scan the QR code, and twirl the "virtual" sculpture around on their cell phone.
QR code to
Update (Sep 16, 2015):
John Paul's 3D print was cast into bronze at the MetalPhysic foundry in Tucson:
with nickle chrome by Royal Plating
We also 3D scanned Marcus Robiason's piece (with the Occipital scanner), and uploaded it to SketchFab.
holding a 3D print of his sculpture
which we 3D scanned (with the Occipital scanner)
Xerocraft is also experimenting with the Matter and Form 3D scanner, which can scan smaller sculptures with better resolution.
Xerocraft also mentioned the festival on their website.
The Tucson Sculpture Festival 2015 runs until Valentine's Day, February 14th.