Artist Spotlight: Digital Sculptures from a Galaxy Far, Far Away by Travis Durden

Artist Travis Durden uses digital technology to reimage characters from Star Wars as classical Greek statuary.

At 11:45pm on Thursday I will be taking my son to see the opening of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

I’m excited.

I don’t remember seeing Star Wars the first time when it came out, but I do remember seeing it the last time it was shown at the Wood Theater in my hometown. That theater was being torn down as part of a make-over for the center of town. I remember sitting all the way on the right-hand side of the theater, but it didn’t matter because it was Star Wars. I remember hearing people cheer as Darth Vader came onscreen.

In honor of this upcoming even, I wanted to post something I found online from Colossal that I thought was fun and interesting. Artist Travis Durden (a pseudonym) has taken villains from previous Star Wars movies and given them a classical makeover. How? By turning them into ‘marble’ statuary reminiscent of classical Greek sculptures using digital technology. In a word, cool! (Warning: Two of Travis Durden’s interpretations include female nudity. (C-3PO? Is that you?!)

According to the artist’s Facebook page, this series “is the first of a new process in which he questions the similarities between objects of cult from different periods in time by confronting them head on.”


One response to “Artist Spotlight: Digital Sculptures from a Galaxy Far, Far Away by Travis Durden

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