Royal Academy of Arts
Launch of the bronze oak project
Adam Lowe, Director of Factum Arte, has worked for several years with many Royal Academicians including Grayson Perry and Anish Kapoor. In September 2016, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts and the Rothschild Foundation, Factum presented The Veronica Scanner: Live 3D Portraiture. This was a ground-breaking visionary interactive experiment which gave visitors the opportunity to see themselves as they really are using cutting-edge 3D scanning technology.
As a result of this on-going collaboration, Factum were commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts to make a maquette of the bronze oak tree at 1:10 of the actual size as a present for Her Majesty the Queen for her 90th birthday. This was presented to her at a ceremony in October 2016 where the bronze oak project was also launched.
The maquette will give an idea of just how extraordinary such an object could be when realised at its true scale in an urban context.
The Royal Academy of Arts has expressed great enthusiasm for the Bronze Oak Tree project. Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy, says:
‘This is an extraordinary project that has our wholehearted support.’