P9 Artist Profile: Wei Li
Encased is a collection of body-shaped leather luggages that are sensual, beautiful, and slightly disturbing at the same time. Designed and created by artist/designer Wei Li.
The form of the body was scanned, and the resulted model was CNC machined to make the leather forming molds. The suitcases were completely hand-crafted from scratch. The zipper handles were 3d-printed in bronze based on models of the artist's own hand.
To learn more about the making process: instructables.com/id/Encased-Body-Shaped-Leather-Lugguge/
And more about the Pier 9 Artist in Residence program: autodesk.com/air
Camera and Editing by Charlie Nordstrom
Music "Eileen" by Lee Rosevere - freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_for_MOBA/LeeRosevere_MOBA_09-Eileen