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3D Printing Art: Complicated Opportunities

3D Printing Art: Complicated Opportunities

3D printing is being used by artists, curators, museums and galleries worldwide to create works. Designers, sculptors, digital artists, painters and people new to the art world are using 3D printing as a medium to create works. This headfirst rush into the technology is to be applauded as is their courage and foresight to be […]

3D printing is being used by artists, curators, museums and galleries worldwide to create works. Designers, sculptors, digital artists, painters and people new to the art world are using 3D printing as a medium to create works. This headfirst rush into the technology...
Swiss Design Duo Stuns Again with 3D Printed Shadow Clouds

Swiss Design Duo Stuns Again with 3D Printed Shadow Clouds

Using shadows as sources of entertainment is something we’re all familiar with. Whether it’s making the dog face with your hands on the projection screen when your teacher’s back is turned or watching your own shadow strike monstrous poses on the sidewalk on a sunny day, we’ve all played with the way that postures and […]

Using shadows as sources of entertainment is something we’re all familiar with. Whether it’s making the dog face with your hands on the projection screen when your teacher’s back is turned or watching your own shadow strike monstrous poses on the...
Centre Pompidou Hosts Exhibition at Crossroads of Creation and Digital Technology

Centre Pompidou Hosts Exhibition at Crossroads of Creation and Digital Technology

The Pompidou Center was created as a venue for the exhibition of cutting edge artistic explorations. The building itself was an act of pushing the envelope of architectural expression as the architects, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, decided to place all of the mechanical components, the functional pieces of a building that are usually hidden […]

The Pompidou Center was created as a venue for the exhibition of cutting edge artistic explorations. The building itself was an act of pushing the envelope of architectural expression as the architects, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, decided to place all of the...
3D Printed Camera Rig Lets Disabled Photographer Continue to Create

3D Printed Camera Rig Lets Disabled Photographer Continue to Create

There’s a lot more to taking a beautiful photograph than simply pushing a button on a nice camera. But, if you can’t push that button at all, it’s extremely difficult to take any kind of picture at all. For years, photographer James Dunn, who is afflicted with epidermolysis bullosa, sometimes known as butterfly skin, has been […]

There’s a lot more to taking a beautiful photograph than simply pushing a button on a nice camera. But, if you can’t push that button at all, it’s extremely difficult to take any kind of picture at all. For years, photographer James Dunn, who is...
'Virtually Real' Exhibit Questions Imagined Gap Between Art & Science with 3D Technologies

'Virtually Real' Exhibit Questions Imagined Gap Between Art & Science with 3D Technologies

Artists love to play with new tools, and push the boundaries of those tools. It should come as no surprise then that the arts community has embraced advanced technologies just as soon as, and sometimes even slightly before, they are ready to use. 3D printing has proved a particularly fertile ground for the exploration of […]

Artists love to play with new tools, and push the boundaries of those tools. It should come as no surprise then that the arts community has embraced advanced technologies just as soon as, and sometimes even slightly before, they are ready to use. 3D printing has...
Recreating The Last Great Irish Elk Through 3D Printing

Recreating The Last Great Irish Elk Through 3D Printing

The Great Irish Elk was a majestic creature of heroic proportions that became extinct some 11,000 years ago. In a short movie by Brown Bag Films, created in 1998 and set in 9000 BCE, the last of the beasts’ days were imagined in all of their tragic beauty. The film follows the final interactions of […]

The Great Irish Elk was a majestic creature of heroic proportions that became extinct some 11,000 years ago. In a short movie by Brown Bag Films, created in 1998 and set in 9000 BCE, the last of the beasts’ days were imagined in all of their tragic beauty. The...
3D Printing Plays Role in CBS Drama and at Phoenix Children's Hospital

3D Printing Plays Role in CBS Drama and at Phoenix Children's Hospital

3D printing has been warmly welcomed into show business. The possibilities that it provides for the creation of props and costumes made it a natural member of the theatrical team. Now, in the new CBS drama ‘Pure Genius’ it’s moving from backstage to an onscreen role. The technology participated in the debut show, aired October […]

3D printing has been warmly welcomed into show business. The possibilities that it provides for the creation of props and costumes made it a natural member of the theatrical team. Now, in the new CBS drama ‘Pure Genius’ it’s moving from backstage to...
Voxeljet & ART Partnership Means Industrial 3D Printing for Mexican Foundries; Entry into Automotive

Voxeljet & ART Partnership Means Industrial 3D Printing for Mexican Foundries; Entry into Automotive

When I think of Mexico, I nearly immediately equate it with cars. Lots and lots of honking cars and managed chaos all piled into traffic, many weaving and switching lanes precariously, and with a ‘don’t mind if I do’ tapping your bumper while maneuvering into a better position. From Mexico City to Guadalajara, whether you’ve […]

When I think of Mexico, I nearly immediately equate it with cars. Lots and lots of honking cars and managed chaos all piled into traffic, many weaving and switching lanes precariously, and with a ‘don’t mind if I do’ tapping your bumper while maneuvering into a better...
Do We Want 3D Printed Snacks?

Do We Want 3D Printed Snacks?

The wave of things that people want to 3D print has grown to tsunami proportions. We’ve seen stories about printed organs, printed engines, and printed lingerie. It doesn’t take too much imagination, and perhaps a little history of watching Star Trek, to become really excited about the idea of 3D printed food. The fantasy is […]

The wave of things that people want to 3D print has grown to tsunami proportions. We’ve seen stories about printed organs, printed engines, and printed lingerie. It doesn’t take too much imagination, and perhaps a little history of watching Star Trek, to...
3D Printed Art: Is it Really Art at All? If Not, What is It?

3D Printed Art: Is it Really Art at All? If Not, What is It?

One of my favorite things to read and write about is 3D printed art. I’m continually amazed at what people are able to create with a printer and a roll or two of PLA, or a CAD program and some metal powder, or a 3Doodler. The medium is gaining popularity in the art world, but […]

One of my favorite things to read and write about is 3D printed art. I’m continually amazed at what people are able to create with a printer and a roll or two of PLA, or a CAD program and some metal powder, or a 3Doodler. The medium is gaining popularity in the...
3Doodler Gives Their 3D Printing Pen a Sleek Redesign with the 3Doodler Create

3Doodler Gives Their 3D Printing Pen a Sleek Redesign with the 3Doodler Create

Ever since the toy company WobbleWorks LLC raised a whopping $2.3 million on Kickstarter for the first iteration of their 3Doodler 3D printing pen, the handheld device has taken the artistic world by storm. Last year, they improved their technology with the 3Doodler 2.0, which raised over $1 million with its own Kickstarter campaign, and have also […]

Ever since the toy company WobbleWorks LLC raised a whopping $2.3 million on Kickstarter for the first iteration of their 3Doodler 3D printing pen, the handheld device has taken the artistic world by storm. Last year, they improved their technology with the 3Doodler...
Famous Portraits Reimagined in 3D Print: Daniel Warnecke Updates the Classics

Famous Portraits Reimagined in 3D Print: Daniel Warnecke Updates the Classics

Photographer Daniel Warnecke‘s work explores portraiture’s essence, moving beyond the realistic conveyance of an exterior topography to questions of how a captured likeness continues to evolve despite traditional conceptualizations of it as a frozen moment in time. His latest project has involved mining material from the rich history of portraits by masters such as Gainsborough and Arbus. […]

Photographer Daniel Warnecke‘s work explores portraiture’s essence, moving beyond the realistic conveyance of an exterior topography to questions of how a captured likeness continues to evolve despite traditional conceptualizations of it as a frozen moment...
The Next Rembrandt: Reaching Toward the Human Soul with 3D Printed Data

The Next Rembrandt: Reaching Toward the Human Soul with 3D Printed Data

The technical world of 3D printing is an absolute wonder of precision and possibility. It has become clear that there is an as yet unlimited potential for improvement of the human condition through disaster relief solutions, medical interventions, and tools to satisfy scientific curiosity. The question that then arises is this: is there space in this […]

The technical world of 3D printing is an absolute wonder of precision and possibility. It has become clear that there is an as yet unlimited potential for improvement of the human condition through disaster relief solutions, medical interventions, and tools to satisfy...
'Spherical Creations': Artist Dario Santacroce Creates Amazing 3D Printed Sandstone Sculptures

'Spherical Creations': Artist Dario Santacroce Creates Amazing 3D Printed Sandstone Sculptures

Traditional artists are turning to using 3D printing in their work, and making some very interesting hybrid art — that is, art made using both 3D modeling and traditional hand finishing techniques. As I recently reported, 3D sculpture seems to be a hot item, especially when it comes to representing classical geometric forms. Italian artist […]

Traditional artists are turning to using 3D printing in their work, and making some very interesting hybrid art — that is, art made using both 3D modeling and traditional hand finishing techniques. As I recently reported, 3D sculpture seems to be a hot item,...
Artist Barbara Taylor-Harris Works Where 3D Pen Meets Paint

Artist Barbara Taylor-Harris Works Where 3D Pen Meets Paint

Artists are known for their willingness to experiment and so it should come as no surprise that in the art world, the introduction of a new technology such as a 3D printing pen is quick to attract interest and easily integrated into an artist’s toolbox. Mixed media artist Barbara Taylor-Harris truly enjoys exploring combinations and much […]

Artists are known for their willingness to experiment and so it should come as no surprise that in the art world, the introduction of a new technology such as a 3D printing pen is quick to attract interest and easily integrated into an artist’s toolbox. Mixed...
Back to Handcrafted Basics: Talented Artists Toss High Tech & 3D Printing Out The Window

Back to Handcrafted Basics: Talented Artists Toss High Tech & 3D Printing Out The Window

As someone who has failed miserably in the art of whittling, woodworking in shop class, knitting, crocheting, and anything that involves using a couple of what seem like unwieldy yet magic wands to spin yarn and textiles into spectacular ready-wear creations, I understand the ‘draw’ of digital tools. It’s easier. We use machines and computers […]

As someone who has failed miserably in the art of whittling, woodworking in shop class, knitting, crocheting, and anything that involves using a couple of what seem like unwieldy yet magic wands to spin yarn and textiles into spectacular ready-wear creations, I...
For the Plight of the Elephant: Artist Jonty Hurwitz Takes to the 3D Printed NanoScale Again with 'The Fragile Giant'

For the Plight of the Elephant: Artist Jonty Hurwitz Takes to the 3D Printed NanoScale Again with 'The Fragile Giant'

Artist Jonty Hurwitz has created a 3D printed elephant. And while that alone may be enough to gain your attention, the one he’s created will have you squinting–in amazement. Fabricated on the nano-scale, the ‘Fragile Giant’ is a spectacular specimen in miniature; in fact, it’s as minute as “a speck of dust that disappears in […]

Artist Jonty Hurwitz has created a 3D printed elephant. And while that alone may be enough to gain your attention, the one he’s created will have you squinting–in amazement. Fabricated on the nano-scale, the ‘Fragile Giant’ is a spectacular specimen in...
Artist Rachel Goldsmith Continues to Take 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen to New Levels

Artist Rachel Goldsmith Continues to Take 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen to New Levels

When the 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen was introduced via Kickstarter in 2013, I don’t know if its creators or backers could have predicted the impact the tool would have on the art world. Some truly stunning work has been created with the 3Doodler by professional artists, one of whom stands out in particular for the incredible creativity […]

When the 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen was introduced via Kickstarter in 2013, I don’t know if its creators or backers could have predicted the impact the tool would have on the art world. Some truly stunning work has been created with the 3Doodler by professional...
Larger than Life: Leonel Moura Creates Towering 3D Printed Public Sculpture

Larger than Life: Leonel Moura Creates Towering 3D Printed Public Sculpture

Lisbon is a wonderful city, with a combination of old-world charm and the unique circumstances of Portugal’s history. There, you can visit tiny shops selling only custom-made hats, spend your time in world-class museums, or enjoy a delicious competitive pastel de nata bakeoff–and it’s all just off the beaten path enough so one is not swarmed with […]

Lisbon is a wonderful city, with a combination of old-world charm and the unique circumstances of Portugal’s history. There, you can visit tiny shops selling only custom-made hats, spend your time in world-class museums, or enjoy a delicious competitive pastel...
Artist Marcy Milks 3D Prints 20,000 Figures to Populate an Art Installation

Artist Marcy Milks 3D Prints 20,000 Figures to Populate an Art Installation

At first sight, the teeming white figures seem to represent the active citizenry of a metropolis, all out and on their way about their daily lives. However, get closer and you realize that these are no ordinary creatures. Each is nearly human and some are partly so. Some have limbs that grow like tentacles while others are […]

At first sight, the teeming white figures seem to represent the active citizenry of a metropolis, all out and on their way about their daily lives. However, get closer and you realize that these are no ordinary creatures. Each is nearly human and some are partly...
Design Duo Bart/Bratke Create Incredible 3D Printed Sound Sculpture

Design Duo Bart/Bratke Create Incredible 3D Printed Sound Sculpture

German designers Paul Bart and Marvin Bratke collaborated for over a decade before deciding to found their own studio in 2014. The two share a fascination with the impact that emerging technologies have on architecture and design and have recently mounted an exhibition in which they displayed their exploration of movements through space in relation to […]

German designers Paul Bart and Marvin Bratke collaborated for over a decade before deciding to found their own studio in 2014. The two share a fascination with the impact that emerging technologies have on architecture and design and have recently mounted an...
Canadian Artist Guillaume Lachapelle Creates Haunting, 3D Printed Dioramas

Canadian Artist Guillaume Lachapelle Creates Haunting, 3D Printed Dioramas

There’s something so compelling and, conversely, off-putting and potentially even anxiety-provoking about the 3D printed dioramas of Montréal-based artist Guillaume Lachapelle. This sculptor–who is clearly inspired by architecture and the human impulse to organize and standardize space, particularly communal space–creates meticulous models reminiscent of the miniature stage sets produced in intricate detail. Lachapelle’s sets, however, are […]

There’s something so compelling and, conversely, off-putting and potentially even anxiety-provoking about the 3D printed dioramas of Montréal-based artist Guillaume Lachapelle. This sculptor–who is clearly inspired by architecture and the human impulse to...
Sound Sculpture: Artist 3D Prints from Music, Mathematical Algorithms & Organic Shapes   

Sound Sculpture: Artist 3D Prints from Music, Mathematical Algorithms & Organic Shapes   

Written in collaboration with Bella Green of 1click3dprint.com “Life in general, science, art, humans; everything is a source of inspiration. It’s the craving for creating something unique that stands out from the rest.”      – Ricardo Cañedo Mondragón Often artists think of a composition, form, or a concept that’s fleeting and then quickly lost because […]

Written in collaboration with Bella Green of 1click3dprint.com “Life in general, science, art, humans; everything is a source of inspiration. It’s the craving for creating something unique that stands out from the rest.”      – Ricardo Cañedo Mondragón Often...
Eye Catching Oil Paintings Created with 3D Printed Elements

Eye Catching Oil Paintings Created with 3D Printed Elements

As painting is a largely visual medium, the key to promoting your work lies in being able to get people to look at it. And this has to be more than just a passing glance. In an effort to catch and hold that attention, Italian artist Guido Salimbeni has been combining 3D printed elements with […]

As painting is a largely visual medium, the key to promoting your work lies in being able to get people to look at it. And this has to be more than just a passing glance. In an effort to catch and hold that attention, Italian artist Guido Salimbeni has been combining...