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pixelated animal sculptures by shawn smith
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mar 14, 2013
pixelated animal sculptures by shawn smith



‘bee’ by shawn smith
all images courtesy the artist

 

 

shawn smith
turner carroll gallery in santa fe, new mexico
running from the 17th of may through to june 23rd, 2013

 

american artist shawn smith explores the parameters of digital identity and color with his latest series of pixelated sculptures to be shown at turner
carroll gallery in santa fe, new mexico from may 17th through to june 23rd, 2013. the whimsical artworks use a natural material, wood,
to recreate a techno-menagerie of bitform animals.

 

smith says of his practice:

 

my work investigates the slippery intersection between the digital world and reality. Specifically, I am interested in how we 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 pixelated light.’

 

 


‘betta fish’

 

 


‘albino alligator’

 

 


detail

 

 


‘precarious twin’

 

 


‘double ibex 2′

 

 

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