I realised that I’ve never posted the uncropped version of my banner image, or explained where it came from.
It is a cropped section from a photo I took of this wonderful bronze sculpture at the base of the Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland, in Australia. Brisbane is my nearest big city, about 2.5 hours drive away.
This sculpture is one of three set close together. They are all over six feet tall, and are both imposing and strange. They remind me of Daleks, and Borg, and the ancient pyramid starships in Stargate. I’ve no idea what the artist/s intended them to mean, and I like that. The Brisbane city centre has a number of quirky public sculptures scattered around the streets.
Designing my blog meant I had to find an iconic image that somehow symbolised my intentions. A cryptic section of an even more cryptic bronze sculpture seemed like a good metaphor for the possibilities and mysteries involved in DIY 3D printing.
I considered spelling out my blog’s name in gear-encrusted extruded text, but my MakerGear printer kit hadn’t even arrived when I set the design up. Now I could do the extruded text thing, but I’ve got lots of other stuff to design and print, and I’ve got attached to my original cryptic banner image.
Thanks, Rick, for inspiring me to explain the source of the image. You can see that guessing was unlikely to ever get you even close 🙂