18.05.11 by Jeff

Shawn Smith

Wood sculptures by Shawn Smith.

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

wood sculptures by artist shawn smith

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Woah, awesome work.

  • Sue

    Insane! Really good. Love the subtle details of the different colored cubes.

  • joey

    three dimensional pixel art!

  • Are those sugar cubes? These are blowing my mind! Organic pixel art.

  • what’s it made out of?

  • AC

    The phoenix is incredible! What’s it made of?

    • Steve

      Haha, I think it’s actually a peacock, and the material is supposed to be wood.

      Reminds me of Jenga pieces, I love the fox.

      • I think AC is referring to the flames-in-a-cage when zhe referenced the phoenix.

  • Kira

    I really idea of using an organic material like wood to make digital-esque art… So clever!

  • Kira

    Really LIKE. Sorry.

  • mp

    They look like sugar cubes…

  • Wow, very cool. The vultures picking apart the typewriter is very smart. Great work

  • Steve

    Also, if they were sugar cubes how were they coloured? I’m pretty sure it would dissolve if he used any sort of wet substance to colour them (ie. ink, paint etc.)

  • James

    It says at the top “wood sculptures”

  • wow! this is beautiful. peacock one is dope!

  • this is WOW

  • Adam Rabb Adam Rabb

    I wish there were magic glasses to put on to see everything in 8 bit because i want more of this!

  • fantastic stuff. the vultures on the old tech is a great one.

  • YES! 2nd photo down is from his exhibition at Lawndale Art Center! More photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lawndaleartcenter/sets/72157622717702001/

  • Kyle

    Bearskin Rug, to the 10th degree. Wow.

  • Joetart

    I LOVE minecraft.

  • totally amazing!

  • Georgia

    just beautiful!

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  • lapetitefaon

    I can barely comprehend these….

  • Love these, excellent sculptures -D-

  • Wow, Shawn’s work is just fabulous! I love not only the finished works but the idea behind theo creation! The creativity its so out thee it makes me want to push myself even harder in my own work. Well sone

  • Matt

    Yeah u should play minecraft hahahah

  • kj

    these are awesome, I wanna see a real life pixel landscape.

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  • So coo ideal.

  • At first I thought this was some sort of pixel art. This is incredible. I want the perching bird on my wall! =D

  • ehleeought

    I bet this guy is a mother****** at Minecraft!

  • It`s amazing, at first view I thougth that was LEGO, but this man pasted one by one cubes.

21.10.16 by Jeff

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Artist Spotlight: Julie Heffernan


Recent paintings by artist Julie Heffernan (previously featured here). More images below.

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“Spirit Quest” Skateboard Film Will Melt Your Mind


Colin Read (Mandible Claw) has made quite a name for himself over the past few years as one of skateboarding’s most exciting filmmakers. His film Tengu: God of Mischief was burnt into the retinas of every skater on the planet when it came out – specifically the subway section of the film where Koki Loaiza ollies across the train tracks (towards the third rail) at the 145th St stop (watch it here). Shout out to our bud photographer Allen Ying of 43 Magazine who snapped the infamous photo (which you can see here).

Read’s newest film “Spirit Quest” has the energy of his previous films with a heavy dose of mind-melting editing and camera tricks. I watched the trailer above roughly a million times to analyze what I was actually looking at. Love the multi-cam stuff and the sequence at 0:33 is a thing of beauty. Creativity like this makes me want to go make stuff. I was so excited about the film I had to toss a few questions at the Claw himself. Enjoy a short interview below!

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20.10.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Joseph Minek


Cleveland, Ohio-based artist Joseph Minek experiments with traditional photographic processes to create images that resemble modernist abstract paintings. See more of Minek’s work below.

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Exhibition: Evan Hecox’s “Northern” and Drew Leshko’s “Heaven is Whenever”


Amsterdam-based Andenken Gallery is hosting concurrent solo exhibitions of American artists Evan Hecox and Drew Leshko. “Northern” showcases Hecox’s ongoing series of paintings based on photos from his trip through Iceland and the Netherlands last year while Leshko’s “Heaven is Whenever” captures the transition and decay of urban life through dollhouse-scale sculptures made from wood and paper.

Check out more images below or on display at the Makerversity Amsterdam space from October 28 until November 14.

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