Although I always maintain that the why of a piece of art is always more important than the how, this process is pretty darn amazing.
Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) milling has been used in manufacturing for decades and with many digital innovations is now common in the art world. The digital data from Connie’s body scan was used to direct the CNC machine shown in this video. (Video courtesy of Walla Walla Foundry)
The carved high-density foam from the CNC portion of the project is used for the vacuum forming stage. There are holes throughout the foam to allow for the vacuum to pull the heated acrylic onto the figure. This is done in two halves which will be glued together later. Pretty cool. (Video courtesy of Walla Walla Foundry)