A Digital Excavation of Art
The Venus of Willendorf, made nearly 25,000 years ago, and a work by Toby Ziegler, an artist who creates sculptures often based on art-historical objects he finds on the Internet. Using computer software Ziegler translates found images of these works into 3-dimensional aluminum sculptures comprised of polygon planes.
Ziegler says, "It’s dangerous talking about their origins sometimes. People get stuck with that, they think that’s a key or an explanation, which it really isn’t. I want people to have an experience with a thing, and hopefully it has all sorts of resonance, some of which is there because of the ‘mother object,’ some of which is there because of the way I’ve dealt with it, and a lot of it probably has to do with whatever experiences they’ve had."