These 3d Sculptures by Shane Hope Resemble Underwater Elements

 - Apr 27, 2013
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These 3D sculptures by Shane Hope are created with the help of two of the most cutting-edge technological innovations. The talented artist cultivates his intricate artworks with the help of 3D printing an molecular nanotechnology.

Inspired by underwater organic matter that would build up over time, these striking sculptural pieces feature a shell-like aesthetic quality and texture that is uniquely beautiful.

With the help of an advanced molecular modelling process , Shane Hope creates "nano-scaled structures" using sophisticated computer software. Once his desired forms are achieved, the artist prints his creations using RepRap, an open-source, self-replicating 3D printer. This printer duplicates digitized forms into three-dimensional elements that are showcased in a wide range of colors and opacities.