Ahava (Love) Robert Indiana Statue

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Ahava (Love) Robert Indiana Statue by Rubinstu Dec 6, 2012
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Model statue inspired by Robert Indiana's "Ahava" statue in Israel. That itself is a Hebrew version of his famous "Love" statue.

This will be a gift to my wife for Chanukah, so don't talk to her about it until next week!

To make the model, I took a graphic of the letters, then converted them to an SVG, which was then imported in Blender. From there, I extruded the SVG paths into solids and created the base. The Blender file is included so you can change it up.

The STLs are in three parts - the main letters, the "leg" of the lower letter hey, and the base.

On my BFB-3000, all parts were printed at 400%. Scale accordingly. Printed great in black ABS. No support needed.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Indiana for pictures and background.


Print the three parts (main letters, "leg", and base) at 400% (which will make the whole thing about 2 1/2" tall on the base).

The "stub" of the letter hey as needed to get it to squeeze into the slot of the base. File the "leg" likewise. (The parts are intentionally a tight fit. You may want to make the holes a little bigger on the base for an easier fit.)

"Glue" the parts into place with a little acetone or your adhesive of choice.

Give love!

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adeuksom, I appreciate your sensitivity, but I'm afraid that your comment is off base. My model is a direct copy of Robert Indiana's "Ahava" statue. The original was presented by the artist as a gift and stands at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. I would think that if there were any semblance to Nazi symbols, Israeli's (and the rest of the world) would have been offended by now. I would invite you to read about the original piece on the artist's website http://robertindiana.com/works/ahava/, or simply do a Google search on "robert indiana ahava statue".

The only modifications I have made were to make the piece more printable, and more easily and solidly assemblable. Other than that, I think it's pretty darn close to a perfect scale model of a piece enjoyed by millions of people for the last 40 years.


I really like it, but I would redesign it a bit to get the letters more separated. No offense, but kind of reminds me of a swastica. Please consider it. Am Israel chai, shalom al Israel.