3D sculpture portraits made from random DNA collected from public places!

by Gavril Mankoo

By now, we all know what DNA is, thanks to several Hollywood flicks that have used this scientific discovery to the advantage of their scripts. For probably the first time, DNA has been used to create extra-ordinary pieces of art. Heather Dewey-Hagborg created these exceptional 3D portraits made from analysis of genetic material collected in public places.

DNA from cigarette butts, chewing gum, stands of hair and the like was collected and used to create these sculptured portraits. Facial modeling software and a 3D printer completed the job, giving birth to these eerily realistic sculptures. The designer sure seems to have found an innovative way to mix art and science!