Part of series: –
Designed in: 2016
To be produced in: 2017
Material: multicolor composite 3D print
Print height: 50 cm
Edition: 8 unique pieces
Extra: This design is inspired by an older piece from 2010-2013.
NOTE: The picture on this page is a render: a computer generated image of a sculpture to be 3D printed. In the actual 3D printed sculpture details, colors and print height may vary. All changes are at the discretion of the artist. Gallery prices will be, depending on the size of the piece, roughly between 2.000 and 6.000 Euro.
Armadillos are often used in the study of leprosy, since they are among the few known species that can contract the disease systemically. Humans can acquire a leprosy infection from armadillos by handling them or consuming armadillo meat. The nine-banded armadillo also serves science through its unusual reproductive system, in which four genetically identical offspring are born, the result of one original egg. Because they are always genetically identical, the group of four young provide a good subject for scientific, behavioral, or medical tests that need consistent biological and genetic makeup in the test subjects. Armadillos are common road kill due to their habit of jumping 3–4 feet vertically when startled, which puts them into collision with the underside of vehicles.