Amazing High-Tech Art Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love
If you thought tech was pretty cool, then you’ll love the way that high-tech tools are being used to create stunning artworks. The results are jaw-dropping. Besides being as beautiful as anyone could possibly wish, amazing tech art will leave people wondering how on earth those results could ever have been achieved.
If you’re looking for a really unusual gift for someone special, high-tech art could be just the thing you’re looking for – even if the recipient isn’t the kind of person who follows all the latest advances. I picked out a few prime examples for you to enjoy.
1. Intricate Laser-Cut City Maps Form Delicate Filigree Patterns
The laser-cut city maps made by art-meets-tech company Silvan Art were among the most original and striking examples of tech-assisted art that I could find. Best of all, the price is low enough for them to be accessible to the average Joe. The company uses real city maps and creates highly detailed laser cutouts on wood.
The resulting filigree-work has a surprisingly delicate appearance and will have the added benefit of reminding folks of their favorite places. Choose the city you want to immortalize in laser-cut art, and Silvan Art does the rest.
I like the fact that this tech-oriented gift is made of wood, so despite its modernity, it has a warmth that will allow it to fit in with just about any home decor. The element of choice is another definite plus point that personalises the artwork.
2. Electronic Waste Transformed Into Sculptures
Although creating art out of discarded electronic components may not be the latest use of tech, there’s no denying that those with a love of modernity will be impressed by the incredible artworks that can be created from them.
Unfortunately, the variability of the components used mean that each piece must be handmade the old-fashioned way, so you’ll need pretty deep pockets to afford one of these. Nevertheless, it’s trendy, fascinating, and, since it’s a form of recycling, it’s also “green.” Looking to give an affordable e-waste sculpture to someone special? Why not try your hand at making one yourself?
3. Ever-Changing “Paintings”
Even those who love the conventional and the classical will give a thumbs-up to a digital frame that exhibits a series of famous artworks. It’s rather less imaginative and crafty than anything we’ve looked at so far, but there’s no denying that what it displays, if not the object itself, is art.
There’s one caveat, however. Tech gadgets don’t last for decades, so it’s quite likely that the owner of this “artwork” will ultimately end up building e-waste sculptures with it if he or she wants it to remain arty in the long term!
4. Art Made With High-Tech Lighting Systems
Light has always fascinated artists. In olden times, it was one of the elusive elements they tried to capture using paints and brushwork. Today, we can find lights that could, arguably, be called “art.”
High-tech LEDs and light projectors are common tools and they can even replace the traditional strings of lights we use to decorate the outside of our homes during the festive season. The level of artiness ranges from the garish to the subtle, so there’s something for everyone in this category.
5. Art in the Bathroom
Digitally printed tiles are intriguing. These days, you can have almost any image printed onto plain tiles. However, you might want to consult the recipient of your gift to make sure they’re up to installing it! If your friend or family member is upgrading their bathroom, this gift will be a winner!
Looking for something rather more expensive? You don’t get much pricier than the new smart mirrors, and yes, they work in the bathroom! Are they art? It depends what you do with them!
From Wood to Ceramics to Screens
Technology has crept into almost every part of our lives – even art. Many conventional artists are using technology to produce better work. But the mystery, “how did they do it?” element that tech allows is a big plus. The results range from something as fleeting as a home light-show to items as long-lasting as carved wall-hangings and ceramics. Whether your loved ones are folks who have everything or families starting new homes, you’re sure to find the ideal gift with tech-assisted art.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!