Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted by James McNabb
Like other miniature cityscapes we’ve featured in the past, The City Series depicts tiny skyscrapers made out of unusual materials. But that’s where the likeness to other exhibits ends. McNabb describes his artistic process as “sketching with a band saw.” Each element of the exhibit displays intricate building-like forms shaped from woods of different light and dark tones. McNabb says his initial intent was not to build skylines, but individual wooden pieces which resembled tools or other strangely familiar objects. After he built nearly 250 of them in a day he noticed that they began to resemble a miniature city, and from there The City Series was born.
Planters all the way up the side of the building!
photos by jeff cremer and pete oxford of orange julia and sulfur yellow butterflies drinking the salty tears of a tracajá turtle in the peruvian amazon. sodium is a scarce resource in the western amazon, where there is little mineral content to rain water, so the butterflies have learned to get it where they can. luckily for the butterflies, the turtles don’t much mind, despite deriving no reciprocal benefit themselves.
butterfly kisses for sad turtles, how is that not a benefit??
Celestial Cities by David Fleck
FINAL CALL! Here is the Celestial Cities collection in full. Inspired by the solar system and Italo Calvino’s novel “Invisible Cities”, I’m hand printing limited editions using laser engraved wooden blocks.
There are just 4 hours left to support me through kickstarter- you can get some art and exclusive goodies, and you’ll be helping support the printing costs and future print collections. Please don’t miss out!