Shawn Smith's Sculptures Look Like 8-Bit Images

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Fri, May 20th, 2011 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Artist Shawn Smith builds beautifulsculptures of animals that resemble 8-bit images, using nothing morethan coloured woodblocks.

Shawn Smith Double Dahl detail
"Double Dahl" (2007), Plywood, ink, acrylic paint, 22 x 53 x 16 inches

As Smith explains:

My work investigates the slippery intersection betweenthe digital world and reality. Specifically, I am interested in how weexperience nature through technology. When we see images of nature on TVor on a computer screen, we feel that we are seeing nature but we arereally only seeing patterns of pixelated light.

The above images were kindly provided by Mr. Smith himself.

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