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Creative printed 3D sculptures

Creative printed 3D sculptures

We’ve often talked about the fascinating applications of 3D printing in the world of art and design in the past. Increasingly, 3D printers are being used to create art, fashion and architectural models. In this post, we explore our favourite 3D printed sculptures from artists using this versatile technology across the globe.

Miniature 3D-Printed Replicas of You and Your Family

Every dreamed of creating a figurine of yourself and your family? Omote 3D printing booth allows you to design and print plastic miniature versions of yourself and your friends and family.

Based in Harajuku, in Japan, the tech provides a full body scan of visitors and turns the scan into a miniature statue with the aid of a 3D printer. Users can print off their miniatures in one of three sizes: 10cm/20g, 15cm/50g, or 20cm/200g. Each size comes with a different price tag.

The figurines are life-like replicas, providing a plastic replication of all of your features, and your outfit. The figurines are incredibly detailed, providing a mirror reflection of your characteristics in plastic form. Those interested in their own prints can also change the outcome of the final product by making changes to hair and clothing colours.

Lamp Shades Inspired by the Natural World

The art and design company Nervous System creates pieces that take their inspiration from the natural world. These constructs reflect a fusion of art, science and tech.

Their sensational Arboreal Pendant light shade is a beautiful piece that mirrors the pattern of leaves. They introduced the lampshade on their website:

“The Arboreal Pendant is a series of organic pendant lamps based on how veins form in leaves. Each lamp is a completely one-of-a-kind design 3D-printed in nylon plastic. The lamps are lit by eco-friendly LED's and cast dramatic branching shadows on the wall and floor.”

Sculptures Inspired by Mathematics and Science

Artist Bathsheba Grossman takes inspiration for her art pieces from proteins and molecules, symmetry and mathematics for complex and scientific-based artistic works. She uses stainless steel, bronze and subsurface laser damage in glass in her designs, utilising 3D printing to bring her work together.

Her designs include an etched glass replica of DNA, the insulin hormone and an image of the human brain. Her steel sculptures draw on biomorphs, mathematics and sea life-inspired homeware. You can find her gallery of designs on her website.

Joshua Harker Designs

Joshua Harker is a popular 3D print artist known for his grand scale sculptures. Harker’s artwork has been predominantly funded through Kickstarter campaigns, and actually holds the world record in funding achieved through the crowdfunding platform for sculpture design.

His large sculptures are made up of small, swirling designs. He has created several different sculptures, including a serpent, a skull and a beetle.

The World of 3D Printed Sculptures

The world of 3D printed sculptures is growing and changing all the time. The combination of tech and art allows for the creation of complex designs, and often enables artists to piece together different mediums for a dynamic result.

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