Artists’ custom laser cutting creates stunning visuals.
If you think laser cutting is strictly for sheet metal and manufacturing, think again. Though originally used for engineering design, laser cutters are now making their mark in the arts.
Artists are discovering the wonders of exceptionally precise laser cutting. Laser systems can cut through virtually any material- wood, metal, glass and more. They’re also perfect for custom wood engraving or glass etching.
Artist Gabriel Schama utilizes laser cutting for making custom wood cuts to create captivatingly intricate wood relief sculptures. Schama’s laser cutter- which even has a nickname, Elsie- cuts each 1/8 inch piece of plywood, which Schama then stacks to make dazzling designs.
The custom laser cut wood, once stacked, gives a mandala–like illusion. To create contrast, Schama sometimes covers the mandala with a wooden cutout of a human silhouette.
Featured on Visual News, the results of such creative custom laser cutting are striking. Unsurprisingly, Schama’s wood cutting design shop is sold out until November.
Custom wood cutting for artwork such as Schama’s is just one of many applications for laser cutters. IP Automation provides laser cutting services for residential, commercial and industrial use. Our laser cutter is ideal for a number of projects ranging from custom engraving to precision metal cutting.
Contact IP Automation to see how our laser cutting services can realize your project in the arts, the home or in manufacturing.