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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.

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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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