This is one of my nine different “Empire Peaks” mash-up versions here on Shapeways. The 3D print you’re purchasing is a small, roughly 4in/10cm tall, edition of my larger sculpture, available here in full-color sandstone. This YoGandhi 3 (Color) is limited to 100 editions, unavailable from Shapeways after the 100th 3D print. In early 2013 I hand-carved a one-off 36” tall satirical statue of Gandhi mashed with the Jedi master in cedar wood. Later in 2013 I had this carving 3D-scanned by a local medical device engineering firm. Since Winter 2014 I’ve worked extremely hard to make this piece available here on Shapeways in various versions. This is an entirely original design I fabricated and produced from scratch, start to finish, from hand-carved block of wood to 3D print. The original sculpture was one in a large series I debuted at my “Empire Peaks” sculpture exhibit at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in 2013. As a long-time sculptor of many naturalistic, articulating, action figures, pop art figures and statues over the years, I’m incredibly excited to have this available today.
This character is titled “Wars Make Not One Eye Blind”. It’s a combination of quiet, modest leaders of a mass spiritual movements. These small, wise men's inspirations carried massive radical political ramifications. Big, heavy things reside in small, unsuspecting bodies. Their superpowers are more cerebral than material. Technological gadgetry is replaced by attunement to harmony and nature. A simple stick fallen from a tree is the only material object this small being needs to merely prop himself upright and maintain balance. >>>Photo credits to the generous ksailam78 for many of the wonderful images posted here.