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Pixellated animal sculptures by Shawn Smith

In Shawn Smith's sculptures, our digital world and nature collide: "I am interested in how we experience nature through technology," he says. "I grew up in a large city, connecting with the natural world through computers and TV. With my work, I create three-dimensional sculptural representations of two-dimensional images of nature I find online." He meticulously assembles cut and dyed wood, he says, to directly contrast with "the slipperiness and speed of the digital world." See more images at shawnsmithart.com.

Alligator (2013)
Balsa, bass wood, ink, acrylic paint
32 x 71 x 11 inches

Cheetah
© Ann Berman
Cheetah (2015)
Plywood, ink, acrylic paint
16 x 70 x 12.5 inches
Disintegrating Eagle
© Ann Berman
Disintegrating Eagle (2011)
Balsa, bass wood, ink, acrylic paint
41 x 71 x 12 inches
Puff
© Ann Berman
Puff (2011)
Balsa, bass wood, ink, acrylic paint
28 x 38 x 23 inches
Falling Giraffe
© Ann Berman
Falling Giraffe (2015)
Bass wood, ink, acrylic paint
49 x 46 x 11 inches
Pronking Impala
© Ann Berman
Pronking Impala (2014)
Balsa, bass wood, ink, acrylic paint
47 x 62 x 12 inches
Collapse
© Teresa Rafidi
Collapse (2013)
Balsa, bass wood, ink, acrylic paint
24.5 x 31.5 x 5 inches
Coconut Octopus
© Ann Berman
Coconut Octopus (2013)
Balsa, bass wood, ink, acrylic paint
50 x 50 x 21.5 inches
Tiger Shark
© Ann Berman
Tiger Shark (2015)
Plywood, ink, acrylic paint
41 x 81 x 15 inches

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