This sculpture was created completely in a digital format. Callisto was born of mathematical geometry including the interior structure that serves, not only to support the sculpture physically, but also as a place within which to represent a notion of "being". A physical abstract structure that could represent, in some manner, our increasingly intellectual, emotional and spiritual world today.
Todays digital software programs present us with a new and exciting tool with which we might imagine in a "semi-physical" way, and create a "form" with which we could try to represent our interior landscape and our ever-evolving inner world. The ability of the imagination to develop shapes and see forms mentally could now be paired with a technology that would, to a large extent, be able to realise those imagined forms.
In creating these intimate and complex inner structures I began with the more 'mechanical' in the first piece, Devorah, and have moved towards the organic within Callisto. By stripping the figure of some of the exterior shell the work also accentuates our faiblesses, underlining the splendour of our imperfections and our distinctive individual signatures.
Attempting to evolve with our changing world these 3D printed bronze sculptures celebrate both our intellectual and spiritual strengths, while unveiling our weaknesses. They beckon us to look inside ourselves and wake up and celebrate our humanity and our inner beauty!
An earlier version of the digital Callisto can be seen in a 3D viewer at https://blakeward.com/callisto-by-blakeward/
Thus far only a single Artist's Proof of Callisto has been cast. However, a 1 meter print is in the process.