Realistic Bird Busts and Portraits Slot Pieces of Wood into Jigsaw-Like Sculptures

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#assemblage
#birds
#feathers
#sculpture
#T.A.G. Smith
#picket

July 18, 2022

Grace Ebert

All pictures © T.A.G. Smith, shared with permission

Very similar to the ornamental artwork of marquetry, intarsia comes to compressing reduce items of picket into a good, cast construction. On account of the scale of the elements, the latter methodology produces extra 3-dimensional paperwork that have a tendency to be mounted with dabs of glue.

British artist T.A.G. Smith employs this assemblage means when sculpting his small chicken busts, portraits, and unmarried feathers encased in packing containers. Each and every piece starts with a virtual rendering, adopted by means of Smith carving shapes from myriad sorts of picket, permitting the colour and grain of the fabrics to resolve its placement within the ultimate shape. The ensuing sculptures, which Smith likens to a jigsaw puzzle, mix any place from six to greater than 600 person items into graceful, practical depictions of eagles, hawfinches, and puffins.

These days, the artist is including to his sequence of chicken portraits, and you'll be able to observe his development on Instagram, the place he additionally stocks details about works available to buy on Etsy.

 

#assemblage
#birds
#feathers
#sculpture
#T.A.G. Smith
#picket

 

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