Richard Salinas is a scenic artist in the film industry, where he has worked for over 20 years on numerous Hollywood productions both domestically and internationally. He was educated at the University of Missouri where he studied sculpture and three-dimensional design. He also has a formal education in the field of electronics. He developed an interest in computers in 1981 when he began programming on his university’s mainframe and one of the first affordable personal computers: the Commodore VIC 20.
Since 2012, he has constructed five 3D printers of various designs and hacks. His aim is to explore the possibilities of creating serious sculptures with DIY technology. You can follow his progress at http://www.3dprintedsculpture.com.