John Everiss calls on Central Scanning to assist with his latest Garden Sculpture

John Everiss is creating a meaningful sculpture which will relate to a lot of people that have been affected by myeloma and to some of the families that have lost loved ones through cancer. His view is to create this sculpture to develop a feeling of hope, faith and love.

John has added healing plants and fruit trees into the garden including blackberries, plums and also Yew trees.  Yew is a known herbal treatment for cancer. Cancer research specialists extract the chemicals and send them to treatment centres.

Bog Oak trees are being used from private preservations in the UK. Being over 10,000 years old, their inclusion is to give the message of cancer being around for many years.

The project is costing up to £50,000 to design and build with the main feature being a sculpture of a woman breaking out of the ground pushing boulders out her way with one hand, blowing flowers out of the other hand, surrounded by flowers and healing plants. The sculpture will be made from blue Perspex cut into sections with spacers in between.

The sculpture is 4M high with the garden being 12M x 6M and weighs 12 tons. John and his team have a week to put the sculpture together!

Tom of Central Scanning Limited, scanned the model (Gemma) using the Artec Eva and Space Spider Scanners.

He scanned each part separately, scanning each of her hands one at a time, and then head and shoulders, capturing each side from different angles to create a solid model. This approach was used as it would have been hard for Gemma to hold the position during the scan.

The scan was then post processed to STL data which will then be processed into individual sections and delivered to John’s team.

Scanners used – Artec Space Spider, Artec Eva.

Software used – Artec Studio to post process the scan data and provide the cross sections.

The sculpture will light up at night with lights dotted all around the garden. This will create a great image with the light shining through the Perspex. The sculpture will be made at John’s workshop and then dismantled, transported and crane lifted into place at the show.

For John it was Important to include somebody in the exhibit who has been through a loss. Gemma lost her mother recently to myeloma. Gemma’s dad was also with her to experience the scanning stage of the process.