This work was created using a combination of digital technology, and analog processes. A 3d model with an “impossible” texture to print was printed in two parts. One-piece cast and one printed clear. The silver casting was intentionally made incomplete to create a sense of instability and glitch. Underneath the silver is a clear printed material, showing a ghost image of what would have been. The finished piece exists as a way to convey this unfinished, unsettling energy.
James Betts is an artist and educator currently living and working in Philadelphia. He holds an MFA in Metals/Jewelry/CAD/CAM from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. His current body of work utilizes digital technology to illustrate psychological and visual phenomenon, and address ideas of recognition, curiosity, and interpretation as an integral part of the human experience.