An Experiment in Pixelated Alchemy
May 30, 2011 12:07 PM Subscribe
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Artist Shawn Smith
uses hand-cut wooden blocks and acrylic paint to transform images of nature into three-dimensional pixelated sculptures.
"Through the process of pixilation, color is distilled, some bits of information are lost, and the form is abstracted. Making the intangible tangible, I view my building process as an experiment in alchemy, using man-made composite and recycled materials to represent natural forms." ("Re-kindling"
is probably my favorite piece.) Shawn's work was shown at the Pixel Pushers Scion Installation
in LA earlier this year. E-Junkie has an in-depth interview