A new dimension in art

This fall, our department received a request to collaborate with artist Shawn Shepherd using the 3D scanner. He wanted to learn more about the potential for capturing and potentially duplicating or remixing his dimensional artworks. The texture in the painting consisted of both straight-edge peaks and valleys in the centre, a deep “moat,” and more fluid “stucco” texture around the outer edge. I was skeptical about the capabilities of the scanner. To my delight, we were able to get a fairly good scan in the end.