Monday, 19 July 2010

Forensic Facial Reconstruction Texturing work

The following four images are of an interactive exhibit in the Science Museum, London in the newly reopened 'Who Am I?' exhibit.

The original forensic facial reconstruction, of Bleadon Man, was carried out by Dr Caroline Wilkinson of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification. A bronze of the original reconstructed head is also in the exhibition alongside the skeletal remains. http://www.ingenious.org.uk/See/?s=S2&target=ctx&DCID=10321675

To update the exhibit, a digital version of Dr Wilkinson's reconstruction was commissioned. I was asked to create a textured rotation of the reconstruction as part of an interactive piece describing the reconstruction process.

The following images are of the exhibit and a still from the animated digital version of the head.



The next images are of A Pictish Woman whose remains were found in Lundin Links, Fife. Her skeleton is in the collection of McManus Galleries and Museum, Dundee. The original reconstruction was carried out by Dr Wilkinson several years ago. (Image below)


I created a textured rotation of the reconstruction which is now part of the exhibition in the 'Landscapes and Lives' gallery in the newly refurbished McManus.


2 comments:

  1. Some pretty designs alright. Doing the painting yourselves is more fun but a good place for ideas for more design is this site of wahooart.com, that I use to help with my wall decorations.
    You can browse for a painting like this The tree, by 20th century Czech artist, Frantisek Kupka, for example, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LHUQV , that can be ordered on line and delivered to you.

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  2. I'm very interested in any and all reconstructions of Pictish bodies. I am an artist working with queries of Pictish identity.

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