Polymer Puzzle Sculpture
Created by Locknesters
Each Locknesters astronaut is both an intriguing sculpture and a jigsaw puzzle born of artist Fleet Hower’s interest in art that encourages interaction. Sculptures are digitally designed and 3-D printed in the artist’s Brooklyn studio. Surfaces of each of the astronaut’s five pieces are barrel tumbled, hand sanded, and buffed for a smooth, polished feel and ease of reassembly. During the smoothing process, every piece obtains distinct coloration. A water-based topcoat seals and protects the piece.