14 Ways 3D Printing Has Changed The Art World

June 30, 2014 1:00 PM

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14 Ways 3D Printing Has Changed The Art World

A 3D-printed portrait of President Obama dominated a few headlines last week, as the Smithsonian Institution welcomed the three-dimensional sculpture like no other into its presidential collection. The boom in additive art has been building for several years, capped off now by a major art museum's acceptance of the art-meets-science medium. In fact, it seems no corner of the art world remains untouched by 3D printing's growing influence, from architecture to dance to painting to music.

"[3D printing] is so disruptive," Developing Dreams' Kati Byrne stated in a video for the "Break the Mould" 3D printing art project. "It has the potential to change the way we create." With that in mind, here are 14 ways the technologies of 3D printing have already twisted and transformed the ways a...

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