Wooden figures with several layers
Jason Pancoast, an artist located in Oregon, creates shadow cubes and multilayer wooden paintings by hand that feature imaginative stories influenced by the natural world. The creator is the brainchild behind the artistic collaborative Shadowfox, which collaborates with up-and-coming figures in the worlds of style, architecture, and art. At Shadowfox, employees work to „enhance the globe“ and „connect with people to the wonderful things they love.“
The special edition wood artworks by Pancoast are constructed from layers of laser-cut old oak. The interior layers are colored with acrylic paint in a variety of brilliant hues, while the outside layer displays the object’s original, darker oak grainy texture. The perspective of a wolf’s head in one figure, The Call, has interior layers that are blue, white, and grey. They come together when attached to form a silhouette of a small wolf ambling through a wood in the moonlight. In other works, different animals are portrayed by cutting and stacking geometric patterns in a variety of colours to create colourful wooden blocks. The Shadowfox group claims, „We are tied to environment, and sometimes we need wonderful things to tell us.“
Pancoast creates shadow box patterns out of sheets of material rather than the wood that he uses for his artworks. The designer first creates pencil drawings of his settings, which are influenced by the scenery of the Pacific Northwest and his past architectural studies. After scanning them and precisely defining every surface, he cuts the layers from matt paper and paints them vividly with acrylics. The vibrantly colored paper is then placed in sturdy, custom-built wood frames. While some frames retain their original oak colour, others are repainted in hues that go well together. According to Shadowfox, some stories relate with environment and have a real frame, while others show images from industry and have a colored frame.
The Shadowfox group can be found in Oregon from April through November at the Eugene Saturday Markets. Alternative shopping options include their site and Etsy. To see more of Shadowfox’s hand-crafted artwork and style, join them on Insta.
Jason Pancoast, an artist from Oregon and the creator of the Shadowfox group, creates shadow cubes and multilayered wood art by hand that include imaginative stories influenced by environment.
Each piece is comprised of layers of laser-cut hardwood painted in different hues.
Every shadow cube is crafted from multiple layers of colored paper and is encased in a wooden framework. They are all influenced by the scenery of the Pacific Northwest.