Frankenstein, also called The Modern Prometheus, was written by Mary Shelley and published anonymously in 1818. The tale of Frankenstein was inspired by a dream. One night, while in the company of Percy, her husband, Lord Byron, and John Polidori, Lord Byron posed a challenge as to who could write the best horror story. After several days of pondering, Shelley had the dream that later become her iconic, chilling story of Frankenstein.
Designer: Kelly Root
Number of Layers: 1395 layers
Layer Resolution: 89 Microns (Slightly thinner than a human hair.)
Build time: 6 hours, 30 minutes
Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 5.5”
Printer: ProJet 660Pro
Software: Maya and Photoshop
Fun Character Facts:
- The monster of Frankenstein doesn’t actually have a name. He is usually called by the last name of his creator, Victor Frankenstein.
- There are countless novels, toys, movies, and more retelling the story or depicting Frankenstein.
- 1816, the year that Shelley had the dream of Frankenstein, was called the “Year Without a Summer” as the previous year Mount Tambora had erupted, and caused a volcanic winter from the ash. The dreary weather may have helped to fuel Shelley’s imagination
Root states, “Frankenstein is a very well-known character, but the standard look that most people associate with him, the green skin, flat head, bolts in his neck, etc. are all under copyright. So I had to go about and design him in such a way as to make a recognizable character but still give him my own flare. He was a fun character to work on.”