Complicated Machinery Recreated Entirely out of Wood

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Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

New York-based artist Roxy Paine mimics extremely complex machinery entirely out of wood. While the colour of the material is a dead giveaway of the medium being used, the real shock comes from the realisation that everything — from intricate wiring down to switches and dials on the devices — is a very detailed replica of the real thing. From the interview on It's Nice That:

How did you start creating things in wood?

The interplay between the natural world and the built environment is very interesting to me. That paired with the human desire to control nature and nature’s indifference to that desire. Using wood as a medium exemplifies nature contained and contrived.

Above:
Scrutiny, 2014
Maple
Photo courtesy of Roxy Paine and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Photo by Jason Wyche

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