Remy Closset uses Blender and a CNC machine to create tactile versions of famous paintings so that blind people can enjoy them too.
One year of my work as volunteer. My fight is to bring paintings to the blinds.
This work is made only with Blender, including sculpt mode for the final touch. The works are made with a milling machine. For each painting, it needs about 50 hours machine work. The large size is 48cm and thie other following the painting format.
I am myself visually impaired and this my fight for my blind brothers. My reward is to watch a blind person discovering the work and saying "I can see" only by touching.
The sheets are placed in some musea around my home. The price for making one painting is around 850 euros.
I'm for the moment searching sponsors because the financial situation is not so good for museums. For instant 5 paintings have been made.
Previously, I made an urban sculpture with the braille alphabet in Lyon. I found the money to do it, so I not so anxious to find money for the paintings!
I have another project with students: 3d printed models of complicate buildings for the blinds, made with Rhino. We are on the top with 3d printing about since 5 years.