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British Artist Remakes Nine Minutes of Japan's Destruction as Something Beautiful

By Andrew Tarantola on at

With its delicate stack of slender rings, Luke Jerram's latest piece is a testament to both 3D printing technology and the legacy of Japan's most catastrophic natural disaster.

The "Tōhoku Japanese Earthquake Sculpture" is a 30cm x 20cm piece on display at London's Jerwood Space that depicts nine minutes of seismographic readings during the 9.0 earthquake. Jerram employed a CAD program to create a 3D model of the readings and then printed the sculpture with a rapid prototyping machine. [Luke Jerram via Laughing Squid]