Pattern Puzzle: Bert Simons

Here is another pattern puzzle found via Eyeteeth, my new favorite blog (previous pattern puzzles are here). Today’s entry comes courtesy of Bert Simons who’s made a paper model of his head. In You’re never alone with a clone, Bert explains the process of mapping his head to make a life size full scale model (slide show). Shown below are protos two and three.

If you like, you can even build your own personal Bert starting with these pattern pieces below. I wonder if he’s considered silk screening the images onto cloth and having his head stitched together? There’s no word on whether Bert sews.

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  1. Dalila says:

    This reminds me of an installation I recently saw at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The piece was sewn of nylon and Tyvek and was a floating cloud with dream-like animals and babies in it. It was kept inflated with fans, I think. I wondered if the artist had made a pattern or somehow freeform sewn the many pieces together. Very neat. There is currently a link here but it doesn’t really show the stitching at all:

  2. La BellaDonna says:

    I’d be happy to do any sewing if he’d accept a few cell samples and just give me an actual clone of myself. She needs to get busy with the whole reorganizing-the-workroom-reorganizing-the-whole-apartment thing while I’m at work. In fact, if he’d be kind enough to make a pair, the other could get cracking on all the sewing that needs to be caught up on!

  3. Jess Latham says:

    That’s the coolest thing ever! I love things like that. I’ll probably print it out on my black and white laser to be frugal and see if I can actually put it together. The pdf says there are 15 pages but four of them are blank. I played around with a 3D rendering program called Ray Dream in the late 90’s and early 2000, it was fun making things.

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