Thursday Inspiration: Shawn Smith


Tomorrow I’m headed out to Austin for SXSW Interactive so I thought I would share some artwork from Texas for this week’s Thursday Inspiration series. Shawn Smith is an artist who was not only born in Texas but he frequently exhibits his work there as well.

Smith’s sculptures question digital versus reality and how our experiences are shifted 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.” Smith starts with a web image and then reconstructs it pixel by pixel into a three-dimensional sculpture using wood and acrylics.

Check out more of Shawn Smith’s work here and see more sources of inspiration on my design blog!

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