Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb

Furniture-maker-turned-sculptor James McNabb has just opened a new exhibition of work titled Metros at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami.

In this exhibition McNabb continues his exploration of architectural shapes using an improvised form of woodworking frequently described as “sketching with a bandsaw.” Without regard to the design or stability a true architect might utilize, he instead works with more abstract shapes cut from repurposed and exotic woods which in turn become component pieces for larger sculptures resembling wheels or tables.

According to McNabb, He compares hyperrealistic painting to fine woodworking. He continues to says that both are slow, tedious, detail oriented process that require great care and consideration through every stage of making.

He adds that in contrast, he compares his style of rapid bandsaw mark making to the fast paced nature of spray can art. It’s his attempt at “urban woodworking”. Metros will be on view through October 28, 2014 and you can see more of McNabb’s recent work right here.










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