Future Fragments is a series of digitally fabricated sculptures designed using 3D scans of artifacts captured from museums around the world. The scans were digitally sliced and rearranged, building the future from fragments of the past. These sculptures imagine how our history will be rediscovered and interpreted in a distant future, provoking questions about digital archeology and historic preservation.
The sculptures were created using direct-to-part CNC machining, proposing the machine as an apprentice, by creating imperfect facimilies of perfect classical objects. The works are created using synthetic versions of traditional materials revealing vulnerability as the link between consiousness and art. The titles reference the museum inventory numbers, indicating the original sculptures are themselves copies. This series of physical objects is preceded by an experience in virtual reality.