Artists Sarah C. Awad and Dhemerae Ford bring nail design to a whole new dimension with their collaboration, The Laser Girls. Their exploration of 3-D printed nails was recently featured in an exhibit at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York. We spoke to Sarah to get some insight into the project:
How did you get into working with 3-D printing?
We got involved in college where we were art students together. We took a class in 3D printing which lead to a student staff position at the university’s 3-D print lab where we learned more about the process on the job.
What inspired you to create the 3-D nail designs?
We both have very different interests, so with the nails we tend to meld those two different sides together; robots, fashion prints, science fiction, flowers, architecture…We love all of it!
Can you tell us a little about the project?
We always wanted to get involved with 3-D printed fashion, and we thought nails would be perfect, weird, and a unique application for 3-D printing.
Do you have a favorite design?
I enjoy the long, impractical, dramatic pairs; they are super theatrical, and I love the presence they have on the hand.
Where can nail art fans find your 3-D nails?
People can purchase our nails on our Shapeways store.
[Images courtesy of The Laser Girls]