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New York’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) current exhibition is clearly something that would resonate with us here at Shwood. Titled “Against the Grain“, the exhibition features 57 artists from around the world  who use art as their medium and  utilize everything from the simplest of hand tools to the most advanced technology. From [...]

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Hidden in the Chinese frontier of Gansu province is the Zhangye Danxia Landform, a sprawling range of brilliantly colored mountains. Eons of tectonic activity and erosion have revealed stratified layers of rock, varying wildly, and completely free of vegetation  due to the aridity of the region. Check out the whole photo set here. (Photos from Mohsin A. Soomro‘s [...]

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When we came across artist Melanie Hoff‘s new experimental wood art and accompanying stop-motion video, we were immediately taken. The process appears to involve placing nails into sheets of ply wood and then running a current through the nails into the wood which results in flowing, almost tree-like burns branching out from the nails. See some [...]

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We frequently feature artists who find their muse in nature or, at times, even use it as their medium. But sometimes nature can be it’s best artist, as seen here in beautifully intricate nests of the South African Sociable Weaver Bird. These birds, found in the Kalahari Desert, weave immense nest structures on the telephone [...]

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Continuing the MAKERS series, Shwood pays homage to some of Portland’s most innovative crafters, artists, builders, writers, and designers that inspire the experimental creators in us all. Part 2 features Beam & Anchor; a collective workspace and showroom in North Portland where an assortment of local craftsmen both make and sell their work. See more of [...]

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