Do not adjust your screen; you are seeing this just right. Why, it’s just the work of Shawn Smith, the Texas based sculptor!
Using everyday imagery trapped inside a pixelated view, Smith works as a human 3-D modeling system. By meticulously putting together small blocks of ink-stained wood, the fragmented images are full of movement and a computerized sense of life.
The close-up on “Schrodinger’s Hat” (2009) is absolutely incredible. At only 22″ tall, you can imagine how tiny these little blocks are!
This fox is one of my favorite pieces by Smith; the wide range of tones are so perfectly placed that the image seems to flatten into 2D.
A close-up of “Everett” (2008) reveals a network of color that is bewildering, but absolutely wonderful.