Marble. Steel. Clay. These are the materials that are used in 3 dimensional art. Oh! Ceramics too. Also plastic. Actually, now that I think about it, the materials for art-making have probably been changing for just as long as there has been art. I remember the first time I saw the above image of “IBM” spelled out in individual atoms of Xenon. I was in awe and it made me think about what other things we could make by arranging these tiny building blocks. Could one make a drawing or sculpture out of individual atoms?
What are the art materials of the future? Are you working with some new materials? What are they? Are you making new materials? Something ‘nano’ or ‘meta’? Can I have some to paint with?
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