Artist Reworks Yeezy Boost Sneaker Into A Real-Life Optical Illusion
Shane Griffin made a 1:1 replica of the shoe on 3D-printed resin material
New York-based multimedia artist Shane Griffin created a 3D-printed replica of the Yeezy Boost 350 shoe, the second collaborative effort from musician Kanye West and sport apparel manufacturer Adidas. The distorted sculpture is severed into three tiers and printed on white PolyJet resin material. The replica, which borrows more from West's glitch-infected Yeezus album than the warm soul of The Life of Pablo, was created through a process of photogrammetry.
Griffin scanned a 3D image of the sneaker and measured the shoe at various angles, digitally deforming the middle section until he achieved the optimum balance. In spite of having three severed sections, the sculpture manages to stand upright in a 1:1 scale of the original.