by Robert Dalheim
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Created by Oakland, California-based artist Gabri- el Schama and his trusty laser cutter, which he has named Elsie, these three-dimensional designs cut in mahogany plywood feature geometric shapes and different tones. From paper to wood He previously worked mostly with cut paper, using X-Acto knives and taking weeks to painstakingly cut out a single design. By using the laser
cutting, he not only speeded up his process but it
permitted him to add more depth and solidity to
He was able to purchase the laser cutter after a
successful Kickstarter campaign.
“I have long been possessed with a desire to
make my work bigger and more intricate at the
California artist trades X-Acto knife for laser cutter and transforms his
artwork with added depth.
Laser-cut mahogany plywood
sculptures are hypnotic
Perspective, layers, and intersecting cuts all draw the
viewer into the depths of Schama’s laser-cut work.
Portraits and silhouettes have been a recurring theme in