For those who thought the globular landscape and cityscape photography trick was impressive, get a load of the City Series by James McNabb of McNabb & Co., a design studio based in Pennsylvania. More than a perspective-shifting image, this exhibit revolves around physical sculptures that are based on the aesthetic of typical skylines.
Sculpted with a bandsaw, the City Series by James McNabb was originally meant to be individual wooden pieces that resembled tools or other strangely familiar objects. But the more McNabb made, the more the sculptures began to look like a miniature urban setting. From spheres and rings to glacier-like tables and basic blocks, the 'cities' take on many forms.
The City Series by James McNabb is made out of discarded wood.
The City Series by James McNabb is Intricately Urban
1. Urban Sculptures - The intricate and physical sculptures are a disruptive innovation opportunity for the art and design industry, especially for urban-themed art displays and installations
2. Repurposed Art - Creating sculptures out of discarded materials, like the City Series, presents an opportunity for the art world to take up sustainable, eco-friendly art practices
3. Bandsaw Craftsmanship - The use of bandsaws to create intricate urban sculptures presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for the woodworking and craft industries, which could apply the technique to create precision handcrafted objects
1. Art and Design - The City Series exhibits are a prime example of disruptive innovation in the art and design world, inspiring new ways to create physical sculptures and installations
2. Sustainable Products - Repurposing discarded materials for art is a disruptive innovation opportunity for companies seeking to provide sustainable products and reduce waste
3. Woodworking and Craft - Bandsaw craftsmanship could be a disruptive innovation opportunity for the woodworking and craft industries, allowing for the creation of intricate and precise objects with minimal waste