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Artist Laser Cuts Portrait Photographs to Form Surreal Sculptures

Artist Justine Khamara physically dissects portrait photographs taken herself and reconstitutes them into sometimes-unrecognizable surreal sculptures. Once printed, the Melbourne-based artist slices, arranges, and tangles them into abstract structures. Completely digitally unaltered, the photos are distorted only through the optical effects produced from bending and weaving the strips entirely by hand.

Though she began the project producing photos rearranged into new photos, Khamara eventually came to envision them as self-contained sculpture pieces, oftentimes considering them more for their color composition than their portraiture when she begins cutting them. The works are composed of high-quality UV prints applied to plywood, then cut with a laser before being rearranged or warped.

Justine Khamara's website
via [Wired], [Red Lipstick Gets Sick and Dies]

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