Laser-cut wooden sculptures
Gabriel Schama is a beam wood print artist from Oakland who makes captivating works with levels of complex spirals and surreal designs. Human silhouettes and swirly pattern patterns are created from a variety of straight shapes and historical motifs. Others mimic elaborate vaulted ceilings, while others have the appearance of the throbbing internal gears of crystal oscillators. The most current Spring 2018 series from Schama is impressive and features Pachamama (40′′ x 40′′), one of his biggest works to date.
Whenever Schama first began making art, he only worked with paper, painstakingly carving his complex drawings with an X-Acto knife. Schama was able to purchase his own laser-cutting equipment, which he affectionately refers to as Elsie, due to the growth of a Kickstarter campaign, and he hasn’t looked back since. “Together we aim to push the extreme frontiers of conceptual kaleidoscope craziness,” explains Schama.
Layers of vector images are used to create every component, which is then laser-cut into hardwood and assembled by hands. Schama explores by painting some of the special edition items white, creating wooden shapes that mimic intricate works of paper working with different art. The majority of the special edition items are completed with a transparent stain to show out the inherent timber colors.
If you’re a fan of these laser-cut wooden statues, you can currently purchase items from Schama’s newest collection on his site. Hurry though, they won’t be produced again once they’ve sold out.
Gabriel Schama is an Oakland-based designer who makes captivating, laser-cut wood relief artworks with layers of delicate spirals and surreal designs.
Numerous geometric patterns take the form of mandala-like patterns, architectural features, and person shapes.
Layers of vector graphics were first used to create every work of wall art, which is then laser-cut into hardwood and assembled by hands.