These 3-D Portraits Were Created Using Only A Person’s DNA – Design You Trust

These 3-D Portraits Were Created Using Only A Person’s DNA


How much information about ourselves do we leave behind in public, as we shed saliva, hair, and sweat throughout the day? It’s a question that drives the artwork of Heather Dewey-Hagborg, whose project ‘Stranger Visions’ reconstructs the faces of the anonymous as 3-D printed sculptures, using genetic detritus found in chewing gum, cigarette butts, and wads of hair around New York City.


Dewey-Hagborg calls the process “problematic,” and she says she hopes her work provokes more of a discussion around subjectivity in both DNA analysis and computer modeling of faces. “It does involve, essentially, creating a stereotype, and generating faces based on those stereotyped ideas, so that’s something I’m hoping to question with this work.”

Via Fast Company

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

The Emotive Pastel Portraits by Tammy Gabriel
"Hail The Dark Lioness": An Important Series Addressing Identity Politics And Racial Injustice
Stunning Photos of ‘Star Wars’ Scenes Created with Lego
Meet Astra-Gnome, The Forgotten Time And Space Car
Sensitive Ballerina Watercolour Portraits By Liu Yi
Telekinetic Mindflex Duel Game
Stunning Vintage Photos of the Panther 6, a Crazy 6-Wheeled UK Sports Car From 1977
Chinese Welder Spends A Year Building Life-size Transformers Model For His Lucky Son
Japanese Amphibious Gill Garment Aims To Let Humans Breathe Underwater
Rafael Araujo's Magic Drawings Solely Created With Pen And Pencil
Incredible Photos Of Two Roman Ships Which Were Recovered After 2,000 Years In 1929 And Lost Again During WWII
A Dutch Designer Has Created An Underground Fridge That Does Not Use Electricity
Eye-Catching Minimalist Street Art Made Using Masking Tape
Baylor Basketball Uniforms
Hypnotizing Portraits Of Siamese Fighting Fish By Visarute Angkatavanich
Portraits Of 11 Women Together With Their Stories
A Beautiful Photo Series of the 1960 Ford Galaxie
Every Penny Counts: This Artist Created a Clear Acrylic Structures to be Completed With Coins
Tanks - The Fallen Giants Of The World War I
Beautiful Women Portraits By Marta Bevacqua
Diverse Faces Of Siberia: Beautiful Portraits Of The Indigenous People Of Siberian Region Captured By The Photographer Alexander Khimushin
People Of Bell Labs In The 1960s
This Model Crafts Her Own Photoshoot And Self-Portrait Sets
Artist Andrew Myers Creates Amazing Portraits Built From Screws