Artifacts/Sperm Whale Tooth
Sperm Whale Tooth
Tooth pendants are important cultural objects throughout the Pacific. Whale ivory and bone were taken from beached whales.*
Unknown maker/artist, date 1800.
Artistic and Curatorial Process
These objects are replicas of artifacts imagined as lost, hidden or misregistered during the Museum of New Zealand's tenure in the former Museum Building on Buckle St, now occupied by Massey University's College of Creative Arts. The objects have been created through a process of drawing, digital 3D rendering, and finally printing with an Open Source 3-dimensional printer – the RepRap.
This is an experimental web-exhibition, and as such is a quasi-virtual mirror of Bronwyn_Holloway-Smith's work. Her website and project page is: http://bronwyn.co.nz/projects/gifts.html
* Some text courtesy of Wikipedia, December 2009 All text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.