Sfumato is the result of what happens when Brooklyn-based industrial designer Xandy Peters fools around with a scanner ! Awesome.
About : Sfumato, from the Italian word sfumare “to evaporate like smoke,” was a renaissance painting technique which used subtle and gradual shading to produce soft forms. These portraits, made using polyester pillow stuffing placed directly on a scanner bed, reminded me of the smoky technique.
Shading placed 3-dimensionally on the scanner
Arranging the fiber
When colors are inverted, the image becomes clear.
Photos © Xandy Peters
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