Artists and fashion designers have been some of the most enthusiastic early adopters of 3D scanning and printing. Some have used these to preserve or repair ancient artifacts, others to help the visually impaired "see" works of art. Many have pushed boundaries of their respective mediums by recognizing the technology's ability to digitize, manipulate and recreate existing objects, thus liberating them from the constraints of more traditional artistic techniques.
One such artist, Tabitha Nikolai, approached RapidMade to help her produce Dynamic Horizons, an art installation "billed as a pop-up show of wearable technology."
Willamette Week described the exhibition:
While we scan and reverse engineer a wide variety of objects,obsolete or replacement parts are popular, we especially enjoy working with artists and designers to produce unique and novel art work.