Tuesday, January 1, 2013

More on 3D printing...

Realizing that my own modest project shown in the previous post might not have be too awe inspiring, I thought I should share more about the capabilities of 3D printing technology, such as the MakerBot Replicator2 provides, in the hands of a real artist: Cosmo Wenman.

The Head of a horse of Selene
Acropolis, Athens, 438-432 BC
From the east pediment of the Parthenon

 Shown here are the componentized parts to fit within the Makerbot 11" x 6" x 6" build platform

And one of the component parts
 In the words of the artist:

"I made these pieces in an attempt to show that, with the right finishes and attention to detail, 3D printers can produce objects of art worthy of public and private display. Not just miniature figurines, or toys, or practical household objects, and not just prototypes. They can do more than evoke the desired object, they can be objects of desire."

Read more on the work of Cosmo Wenman.

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