High Museum, Atlanta, GA
The Balzac Petanque FRP sculpture is made from female FRP molds created by digitally scanning artist's models, enlarging and CNC milling foam patterns. This piece is comprised of unsaturated polyester laminating resin under an integrally molded gel coat that has been covered with a 2-part automotive urethane clear overcoat on top. The sculpture has invisible connections made of stainless steel and FRP.
From artist rendering and models, design fabrication method, fabricate foam patterns from 3-D scan data, create reusable FRP molds, fabricate sculpture elements and design, engineer, and fabricate assembly system.
Engineer: Juri Komendant
Artist: Claes Oldenburg, Coosje van Bruggen