This is the head of Zeus, king of the Greek Gods, God of the sky and thunder. It's a 3D scan from the original sculpture which sits in the National Art Museum of Denmark. The opening face, inspired by a wooden Japanese sculpture of Amitabha emerging from a Jizo statue, represents the relationship of the inner true self, and the outer presented self, and the morality of their congruence.
This piece’s style fits within Stuart Ward (Mueo)’s NeoBaroque series of artworks. The series, including still imagery, 3d printing, and animated works, is a reinvestigation of the forms that created the decorative elements of Baroque sculpture, furniture, and architecture, using digital processes to progress the style further in innovative ways than was possible when it was originally developed and practiced.
The artwork is a 1200×1200 x 4 second seamlessly looping video.