Friday, January 13, 2017

Forensic Sculpture 2017 - Day 5

Forensic Sculpture - Day 5
So the last day was a lot of finishing. Evening out the hair, carving the face then a lot of smoothing with my thumbs. (So much smoothing to make the texture of skin against the hair).

This is the completed sculpture.

I will re-post this initial information found about the person:

Sex: Male 
Age: 18-25
Ancestry: White, including Hispanic 
Height: Approximately 5'7"
Tooth Loss: All missing teeth would have been present during life.
Damage: There is an autopsy cut along the cranium. The right zygomatic arch should be completely (the space is due to a 3-D printing error). There is missing bone associated with the nasal (top of the nose) that is the result of damage. 
Circumstances: Body found in 1985
Other information: Black, wavy hair approximately 3-4 inches in length.

There is the feeling of accomplishment after doing this class that is really hard to describe. I consider myself pretty much a secular humanist these days but find my thoughts keep returning to Catholic teachings about the Parable of the Talents.  This class is an opportunity to use my skills for a greater goal,  in this case giving a face to an unknown person and hopefully finding this person's identity. 

So this is the final step of the process where the clay sculpture is scanned into the computer.  Again this class was a lot of fun. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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