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Future Retrieval: Katie Parker & Guy Michael Davis

Future Retrieval

Cincinnati, OH, USA

 

Katie Parker

b.1980 Jonesboro, AR, USA

2005  MFA

The Ohio State University, 

Columbus, OH, USA

2003  BFA

Kansas City Art Institute, 

Kansas City, MO, USA

 

Guy Michael Davis

b.1978 Bartlesville, OK, USA

2008  MFA

The Ohio State University, 

Columbus, OH, USA

2003  BFA  Kansas City

Art Institute, 

Kansas City, MO, USA

Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis of Future Retrieval employ three-dimensional scanning processes to capture historic busts and sculptures around the country for retranslation.

Using photogrammetry, the art and science of making and recording measurements from photographs, they are able to fully document and bring iconic sculptures into a digital environment. The artists then have the ability to print, scale, and model their own versions in porcelain. Similar to how museums allow artists to sketch and paint on site, they are creating their own copies of the original, while letting the photographic process inform the work.