Peculiar in its objectives and content, the digital restoration of the wooden Christ has required several phases including 3D scanning, modelling and printing as well as a thorough post-production work to refine the details and make the replica identical to the original item. 3D Jesus Christ is the digital reproduction of the wooden artefact, ready for its creative reinterpretation.
Protecting cultural property often consists in making one copy, in order to keep the original in the best conditions possible: this is the case of a wooden Christ mutilated in some of its parts.
The process has seen the coincidence of more operating steps: the structured light 3D scanning of the original artifact, the optimization of the acquired geometry and the high detail full-color 3D printing. The result was subjected to careful post production operation, to refine all the details and make the replication virtually identical to the original model.
Subsequently, in agreement with the customer, it has been proposed a creative intervention of digital restoration.
The suggestion is derived from the significant gaps of the original artifact, mutilated in all the arts. The proposal has seen the integration of the missing parts with some cybernetic jointed extensions. An intentionally disruptive concept compared to traditional methods of restoration and to minimal intervention criteria, with the aim of emphasizing an interpretation directed to make a valuable historical artifact an object that returns to live in his own artistic regeneration.