Every morning I pass by the Berlin Wall in the area of the East Side Gallery and have started to appreciate this unique piece of history with the diverse paintings on it. The first project with my recently acquired 3D printer was therefore nothing but a miniature version of a Berlin Wall segment (after a 1×1×1 cm sand castle test print).
This blog post is about sharing the “Berlin Wall Miniature” project in two parts: First in the form of a photo gallery of the final piece of work and second by outlining the creation process.
The miniature in the font with the original right behind it. Over time the paintings on the wall get disfigured by other (more or less) creative artists who pass by, so the original artworks are getting a fresh paint every once in a while.
I started off by searching for wall segments that looked subjectively nice and would manageable in terms of painting difficulty. Very famous are for example the two painting depicted below, however, they seemed too hard to replicate in small so I decided against them.
Eventually I went with the red rectangle one which reads “Mama, I am in Berlin”. It uses nice colors and has a little bit of private back story to it.
After picking a segment I started measuring the exact proportions of the wall. It was a fun process which is documented by the photo shown here.