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Nature is seldom matched in its beauty & simplicity. A prime example of this simple form & function are diatoms. Located in nearly every place that there is standing water, diatoms are single celled algae that encase themselves in beautiful glass shells. There are hundreds of thousands of varieties of diatoms all that build their own unique […]

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Here at Shwood we are constantly searching for inspiring ways to think about and use natural materials. Recently, we were blown away by the creativity, craftsmanship, and playfulness of these live-able sculptures that bridge the gap between art and life. Bay Area fine artist, Jay Nelson, is not concerned with all of his cuts and […]

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Artist Guy Laramee offers an interesting take in his work on the oft-used phrase “print is dead”. In his own words from his artist statement: “My work, in 3D as well as in painting, originates from the very idea that ultimate knowledge could very well be an erosion instead of an accumulation. The title of […]

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Local Portland Sculptor Eric Franklin works in an extremely interesting, if somewhat macabre, medium. He utilizes clear glass tubing, vacuum sealed and filled with noble gases such as neon, krypton, argon, and xenon to create stunning renderings of the human form. The process is extremely tedious and painstaking, sometimes taking thousands of hours per finished […]

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Beautiful video by Philip Leaman showcasing the locale, process, and feeling behind the work of printmaker and sculptor Bryan Nash Gill. We love this inspiring take on looking to nature for inspiration and meaning. Brian visits lumber yards, or as he calls them, “Boneyards”, and repurposes downed trees that would otherwise be burned or turned […]

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