Pixelated Animal Sculptures
Sculptor Shawn Smith creates pixelated animals and objects of nature. Designer finds suitable imag...
Sculptor Shawn Smith creates pixelated animals and objects of nature. Designer finds suitable images online and then creates 3D sculptural representations of these 2D images. By building "Re-things" pixel by pixel to understand how each pixel plays a crucial role in the identity of an object. This is done by using plywood or MDF and cut it into 1/2" strips of varying lengths; typically 1/2" to 2' long. Then hand dye each strip of wood individually with dyes mixed from ink and acrylic paint. Smith mixes each color by hand to create a huge palette of colors in order to give the sculpture more depth and visual interest before assembling the object. This investigates the slippery intersection between the digital world and reality which is an experience nature through technology.