Gabriel Schama and ‘Ellsie” with Cutting Laser

When art and technology melting in art work we will get a new perspective and better out come in material approach. Gabriel Schama one of high end craftmanship artist for wood material and laser cutting technology, his adventures with his trusty laser cutter (affectionately called “Elsie”) to produce his distinct, intricate wood-relief sculptures.

By layering pieces of laser-cut mahogany plywood, Schama’s works are able to achieve a 3D effect, offering a patterned sense of depth. His silhouetted faces swirl with natural objects, such as sun rays and leaf motifs, but it is the architectural mastery of his geometric mandalas and layered portraits that create the bulk of Schama’s new collection. Each piece exudes motion within its still frame—like peering into a clock’s inner cogs just as it has stopped moving. That is the impressive element of Schama’s work: the fantastical aspect of his work leaves viewers holding their breath; and, perhaps, if they stare long enough, the piece will swirl to life before their very eyes. (my modern met)

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