Claudia Hart Mortification 01

Dimensions:
7.5" h x 2.75" w. x 2.75" d

Description:
Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic. Image © Claudia Hart. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007-08

Claudia Hart Mortification 01

Dimensions:
7.5" h x 2.75" w. x 2.75" d

Description:
Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic. Image © Claudia Hart. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007-08

Claudia Hart Brides

Dimensions:
each 2" h x 12" w. x 3.25" d

Description:
Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic. Image © Claudia Hart. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Claudia Hart Brides

Dimensions:
2" h x 12" w. x 3.25" d

Description:
Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic. Image © Claudia Hart. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Claudia Hart Brides

Dimensions:
2" h x 12" w. x 3.25" d

Description:
Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic. Image © Claudia Hart. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Claudia Hart Teddy

Dimensions:
7" h x 8" w. x 5" d

Description:
Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic. Image © Claudia Hart. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Claudia Hart Teddy

Dimensions:
7" h x 8" w. x 5" d

Description:
Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic. Image © Claudia Hart. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Claudia Hart Teddy

Dimensions:
7" h x 8" w. x 5" d

Description:
Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic. Image © Claudia Hart. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Claudia Hart Teddy

Dimensions:
7" h x 8" w. x 5" d

Description:
Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic. Image © Claudia Hart. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Claudia Hart Mortification 01

Dimensions:
7.5" h x 2.75" w. x 2.75" d

Description:
Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic. Image © Claudia Hart. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

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Claudia Hart
Mortifications

Mortifications are a series of heavy plastic figurines output from a Rapid Prototype machine. Individual 3D computer models are produced via a process normal to industrial manufacturing.

In the Mortifications, a realistic model of a nude is digitally “mutilated” and subjected to irregular and apparently organic deformations. By creating forms that evoke decay out of non-biodegradable ABS plastic, using a process intended to produce prototypes for mass production, the Mortifications propose a digital Baroque. Related to the intentions of the historical Baroque, the emotionally expressive, personal style of this imagery is intended to breathe irregularity and life into a conformist techno/consumer culture.

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Claudia Hart graduated from New York University with a BA cum laude in art history in 1978, and then studied architecture at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture. She then practiced as an art and architecture critic. In 1985-86, she was Associate Editor of ID (then Industrial Design Magazine) where, along with Senior Editor Steven Skov Holt, she redeveloped it into its present form,...