Thomas Jefferson Statue inspired by Browere at Fenimore Art Museum
This is a 3D printed interpretation of the Thomas Jefferson bronze statue by John Henri Isaac Browere at the Fenimore Art Museum.
Between 1817 and 1834, the artist John Henri Isaac Browere aspired to take life masks of several of America’s leading citizens, which he then incorporated into portrait busts in hopes of creating a portrait gallery of national heroes. Browere worked nearly 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence and captured the likenesses of the Revolutionary War generation just as age and time were taking their toll. While the technique for making life masks dates back to the time of the Pharaohs, Browere’s great success was due to his invention of a quick drying, lighter plaster that did not flatten his subject’s features. The New York State Historical Association owns almost all of Browere’s surviving sculpted portraits—a unique collection that presents these ancient Americans just as they looked in life, and illustrates the high point of mechanical reproduction before the development of photography.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
5" wide, 3" deep, and 8" high. Weighs 8 oz.
Note: Approximate measurements and weight
- Lightweight - Multiple monuments can be displayed on floating shelves
- Original - exclusive sculpture not available anywhere else
- Collectible - Over 25 subjects in our ever-growing library
- 3D Printed - Intersection of technology and art to bring a unique presentation
Washable in lukewarm soapy water.
This is a 3D printed product, so there may be minor defects (rough edges, bumps, etc). I have spent months building my own machines to exact specifications for accuracy and surface quality, and I scrutinize every model very closely. I use only the highest quality filament to ensure colors are vibrant and defects are kept to an absolute minimum for both your item and my machine. Every item in my shop is test printed and checked for not only aesthetics, but also the intended use. If I'm not happy with it, it doesn’t ship. You will get my very best work, which you will find is a cut above the rest!
POLYLACTIC ACID (PLA PLASTIC)
Every item in my shop is made from Polylactic Acid (PLA), which is a non-toxic organic thermo-polymer made from corn starch or sugarcane and is industrially compostable under very specific and expensive conditions. It will not break down if buried or submerged in water and will last for a very, very long time. 3DPD makes every effort to repurpose and transform waste plastics such as support material and failed prints. One example of this is that our PLA waste is ground up into shards and suspended in the filled and premium bust product lines. Additionally, in-house colors such as black make use of a small percentage of waste plastics to recycle them. Anyone that makes the claim that PLA is “eco-friendly” or “biodegradable” is simply misinformed and has copy/pasted the erroneous marketing materials made available by the manufacturers. 3DPD will aspire to reduce, repurpose, recycle, or upcycle its waste streams and prevent as much material as possible from being sent to the landfill, and a portion of your purchase will be used to fund this ongoing research and development.