Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Art and the 3D Printer.....

I've been thinking a lot about Art this week. - that's the medium as opposed to the man :) My son is working on a few commissions and a series for a gallery showing, as well as putting some of his pieces up online. I often wonder how that "works" - putting your art up for sale online. I think on photography sites there are downloadable options, however, with one-of-a-kind pieces they have to be shipped.

This morning I shared a post to my FB wall from a friend about a site with the prestigious name of Saatchi. The art here is amazing!! I also read an article in the paper about Hasbro and 3D printers. Apparently Hasbro is funding 3D printing developers to build a platform where artists can create and sell their work under the umbrella of Hasbro. Now these creations have to be part of the My Little Pony line, so maybe it's not really art. (neigh) The article is actually from the NY Times and talks about the expansion of 3D printers and how they will be readily available soon, at a store near you, for around $1,000.00. Some even print in gold for jewellery!!

Now I did go out and buy that 3D pen, I posted about last week. The learning curve with a handheld is huge. It might be called "Tremors as Art." sigh! How does one turn squiggles into art. I know others have done it, but I think that they must have had a lot of talent to start with. I have just ended up with a lot of plastic worms.

The picture? an early printer. We have now moved from printing descriptions, to printing the real "thing." Be afraid, be very afraid :)

Have a fearless day.

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