Artist Shane Griffin Creates 3D Printed Sculpture of Glitched Yeezy Boost 350 Shoe

yeezy-boost-shoe-3d-replica-3The thought of 3D printed shoes is unquestionably not a concept for the next, but for the present. As we are seeing increasingly, 3D printed shoes can in fact be chic and incredibly wearable-bodied. But, I don’t ponder this 3D printed replica of the Yeezy Boost 350 shoe, by New York-based multimedia artist Shane Griffin, fits which last point…I don’t understand anyone who may fit their foot into this distorted sculpture, rad as it may look!

The original Yeezy Boost 350 shoe is the 2nd collaborative effort between musician Kanye West and Adidas (which is no stranger to 3D printed footwear), and the sculpture itself is severed into three separate tiers and 3D printed on white PolyJet resin. This mind-bending, life-size sculptural shoe produces the optical illusion of virtual manipulation.

yeezy-boost-shoe-3d-replica-2The 6 x 6.7 x 10 inch sculpture, in spite of having three separate and severed sections, manages to stand upright in an actual 1:1 scale of the original sneaker. Griffin started the project by initially 3D scanning an actual Yeezy Boost 350 shoe, through the system of photogrammetry. The technique involves bringing measurements of photographs, and and so recovering the precise positions of different types of surface points across the original object; in this case, the Yeezy Boost 350 sneaker.

He and so distorted the version digitally, twisting and deforming the middle section of the shoe until he was able-bodied to accomplish the proper balance of mass distribution between all three separate parts. Finding the correct balance between the parts was a bit tricky, as he had to manufacture a few educated guesses and rigid body simulations. He finally 3D printed the final shoe sculpture, via a white resin material.

“A 360 of the sculpture produces an optical illusion of digital glitch distortion, sculpted in an analog form,” the artist describes the work.

yeezy-boost-shoe-3d-replica-all-anglesThe finished product is a quite informative and eye-catching sculptural art piece. The “Yeezy Boost Glitch Sculpture” was not long ago presented to the public eye at the Sunday Afternoon feature in Tribeca, New York. It is unquestionably not Griffin’s initially time presenting in the feature; in fact, he is a founding partner of the Sunday Afternoon Creative Studio & Artist Representative Agency.


Artist Shane Griffin

The Irish-born artist works in all fields of the visual arts, which include turn it into, illustration, and actually movie directing. He was named an ADC Young Gun in 2012, and was listed in Print Magazine’s “New Visual Artists 15 Under 30” article in 2015. It is in addition not his initially project with the Yeezy sneaker. In 2014, Griffin was commissioned by Nike to turn it into the environmental and textual elements for the Yeezy II shoes. The all-red colorway shoes were turn it intoed by Kanye West and named, appropriately, ‘The Red Octobers.’ But the actual shoe was released for global sale in June of which same year, the special Red Octobers were promoted, and sold out in less than 15 minutes, several months earlier.

yeezy-boost-shoe-3d-replicaInterested in having the mind-boggling Yeezy shoe sculpture join your household art collection? You can purchase one of the sactually signed and numbered editions for $5,350! If you’d pretty have the original, and in fact wearable-bodied, Yeezy Boost 350 sneaker, you can buy it on Amazon, costing anywhere of of $1,500 to over $3,500.

[Source: PSFK / Images: Shane Griffin]