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Shawn Smith-Artist (pixel art)

Artist statement: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. For the past few years, I have been creating a series of "Re-things." These whimsical sculptures represent pixilated animals and objects of nature.

"Parasitized Shark" (2007) Plywood, Ink, Acrylic Paint 25 x 53 x 11 1/2 inches

"Vulture" (2007) Plywood, ink, and acrylic paint 44 x 33 x 27 inches

"Mahi Mahi" (2006) Plywood, ink, acrylic paint 22 x 45 x 8 inches

"Arctic Game" (2006) MDF, Paint 108 x 108 x 12 inches

"Re-kindling" (2008) Plywood, ink, spray paint, and acrylic paint 4 foot diameter x 6 feet

"Game" (2006) Plywood 48 x 72 x 48 inches

"Schrodinger's Hat" (2009) Bass wood, ink, gauche, acrylic paint, felt Fedora 10 inch diameter x 22 inches