American Artist Shawn Smith's work investigates the slippery intersection between the digital world and reality. He is interested in how people experience nature through technology.
When we see images of nature on TV or on a computer screen, we feel that we are seeing nature but we are really only seeing patterns of pixilated light.
For the past few years, he has been creating a series of "Re-things." These whimsical sculptures represent Clated animals and objects of nature. First, he finds images online and then create three-dimensional sculptural representations of these two-dimensional images.
via Shawn Smith
"Naturally Competitive Patterns" (2010) 30 x 24 x 13 inches Balsa, Bass, acrylic paint, and ink
Left : "RGB Ibex" (2009) Balsa wood, ink, acrylic paint 41 x 28 x 16.5 inches
Right : "Schrodinger's Hat" (2009) Bass wood, ink, gauche, acrylic paint, felt Fedora 10 inch diameter x 22 inches
"Anomaly" (2011) Bass wood, ink, acrylic paint 48 x 14 x 6 inches
"Peafile" (2006) Plywood, Ink, Acrylic Paint 47 x 74 x 25 inches
"Anvil" (2011) Wood, ink, acrylic paint28 x 36 x 13 inches
"Skulk" (2010) ; 19 x 37 x 13; inches Balsa Wood, ink, and acrylic paint