Exhibition Inspired By 3D Laser Scanning Services Technology
The David Roche Foundation’s House Museum
David J Roche has spent his entire lifetime building an impressive collection of ceramics, paintings, clocks, and furniture dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. His 3,500 objects are housed in a North Adelaide-based museum, The David Roche Foundation’s House Museum.
David describes the work in his exhibition as decorative art. Viewing the work at this museum is fun because decorative art is more than just an art exhibition. Beyond Roche’s home, the original collection can also be found in the surroundings of the nearby museum.
How 3D Laser Scanning Services Play a Part
David started the museum as a way to celebrate visual pleasure in decorative arts. Indeed, art exhibitions can also fill this role, but in the digital era, that can only happen by adopting the latest 3D laser scanning services technology.
Roche’s impressive decorative art collection is now subject to virtual experimentation by David Rochus Hinkel of Melbourne University. His 3D scanning technology-inspired exhibition will explore and exploit rendering and image manipulation software, digital modeling, CNC milling, and 3D scanning services and printing technology.
David Rochus Hinkel will also use virtual and augmented reality to fabricate digital and physical artifacts. The researcher will use domed covers and spot-lit glass cases to illuminate the black-walled galleries. 3D scans of the objects will help create the mesh and slices that will form the basis of the wall-sized projections.
The utilitarian aides will be presented to digital manufacturers as animated digital works before being released for auction. Art lovers with a digital wallet will have an opportunity to own some of this work during the 23 July 2022 auction.
The famous Music Lesson Circa 1765, produced at the Chelsea Porcelain Factory by Joseph Willems, was derived from another artwork. David Hinkel has again copied the same work of art for another experiment. However, unlike the original artwork that had a colorful exterior, Hinkel decided to put color on the inside in the new experiment.
Hinkel has 3D-printed the resin-printed X-frame French stool by Thomas Hope to a 1:16 scale using 3D laser scanning technology. These little copies shine under the light as though Hinkel curved them out of crystal.
The original artwork was made with ebonized wood and covered or gilded in green silk. However, the new piece by Hinkel comes with red fabric applied like skin instead of upholstery using 3D scanning.
David Hinkel deserves credit for his impressive collection of decorative art. Copying what already exists using 3D scanning is the way to go in the post-modern era, where archaeologists and researchers have exhausted all the creative cultural capital.