Artist Luke Jerram has converted a seismogram of the devastating earthquake that took place in Japan in March into a 3D-printed sculpture.
The seismogram charts nine minutes of the earthquake in its varying intensities. The graph was rotated using computer-aided design to create a 3D image and then 3D-printed using rapid prototyping technology. The piece — called the Tohuko Japanese Earthquake Sculpture – is 30 cm long and 20 cm wide.
This is not the first time that Jerram has created a sculptural representation of a catastrophe — he has also created a piece based on a sound file of the Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion.
The piece will be on show at the Terra exhibition at Jerwood Visual Arts from 9 November to 11 December.
Først publisert i http://www.wired.co.uk, 7. november 2011.