A talk about Art

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

City on a Wheel

I keep trying to blow your mind, but this next artist possibly blew mine.  James McNabb and his wife have started to create art out of scraps of wood.  I know that doesn't sound mind blowing, but it is the way he uses the scraps that are incredible.

Also keep in mind that each piece is cut using a bandsaw or by hand.




Now are you as impressed as I am?  He uses four or five different types of wood for each city sculpture.  Would you have the time or the patience to carve each piece of wood?  Can you think of a medium that might work for this other than wood?  Would this be a project that you would be willing to try yourself?  Which one is your favorite piece?

24 comments:

  1. This would take so much patience. I personally think it would be really tedious to carve every single detail. I do not really think this would be fun to try just because of how time consuming it looks, but this is a really interesting project.

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  2. I love how these have so much detail in them. I just don't like how you could possibly get splinters from making this.

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  3. I just love it that someone took the time and effort to put that much detail into each little building.

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  4. It looks like it would take a long time to do! They are very detailed! I dont think i would have enough patience to do that though! Very interesting!

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  5. i dont know how they would make them into a city like that cause its just wood but its really cool how they did that

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  6. I love this! They have so much detail. it looks like it would take a very long time to do.

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  7. I dont even know what to say. This is amazing. How do you put so much detail into a peice of wood. Just think how long it took to do all of the buildings!

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  8. I really like these, they are really cool. Must have taken plent of patience

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  9. wow, this is crazy! much thought was put into this

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  10. This would obviously take forever to do, but i guess anyone could do it if they have that much time and have the patients, and balance to work on this then it's awesome! it looks hard to do, you have to have talent!

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  11. The first one is my favorite but i would never be able to do this myself, because i would break it and do shortcuts as soon as i would get tired of it.

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  12. I cant imagine how long this would take to build a city like they... especially in a wheel. This looks like it would be fun to do, but i don't think i would be patient enough

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  13. This looks really cool and looks like it would take lots of time. I don't think i would have the patience to do this. It looks like it would be very fragile and it would take lots of time i think. I think it would get boring after awhile though.

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  14. This is really cool. It seems like it would take an extreme amount of time to make. I would not have the patience to do this. It would be cool to make something like this but i think it would take to much time and might get boring.

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  15. I think these would be hard. I like the first one the best. I think it would be hard to make it hang down.

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  16. i think this is awesome. It would take patience and time, but when you done it would be cool. i am very impressed with this cause it would take time and skill.

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  17. This is very awesome. This would take alot of skill! but it would be worth it totally!

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  18. This is crazy to put a city into a wood and to even think that it is in a wheel is insane. I have no idea how you could do that insane!

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  19. This is crazy to put a city into a wood and to even think that it is in a wheel is insane. I have no idea how you could do that insane!

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  20. I think sculpting out of wood would be very difficult therefor this looks amazing! I would love to try something like this!

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  21. I love carvings, especially when they're wood because its so difficult to work with when it dries out. and the fact that he makes it curve and everything is spectacular.

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  22. This is really good. I feel like it can be taken apart and put back together though.

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