For the majority of people, a laser cutter is just a tool that comes in handy for engraving wood and makes a great addition to a workshop. However, there are surprisingly some artists that actually make use of laser cutters in their art. A few of the best artists in the their field that utilize laser cutters are Gabriel Schama, SpaceWolf, Kate Raudenbush, Martijn Van Strien, and Big Secret. Each of these artists have different approaches they take to their laser cutting art, which uniquely distinguishes them from one another.
- Gabriel Schama began using an X-acto knife and paper, but later moved to laser cutters and wood.
- An artist known as SpaceWolf creates laser-engraved paintings in limited runs, then destroys the original.
- Big Secret was commissioned by Nike to make baseball bats, and by HBO for the series “His Dark Materials.”
“So then, is it surprising to discover that some artists actually use laser cutters in their art?”