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3D City Sculptures Sketched with a Bandsaw

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Balancing carefully between the worlds of home furnishings and decorative arts, the crew at McNabb & Co. have been producing some seriously imaginative 3D cityscapes – creatively “sketched” using a bandsaw. The husband and wife run outfit (with honorable mention to their dog Buster) have made The City Series, a wood based series of sculptures which have reminded some people of the mind-bending sets from the movie Inception. One such example, Wheel, lines up sky scraper-like buildings around the inner confines of a circle (you can see a construction video below).

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Many pieces in the series are based on the “pilgrimage many make from the countryside to the city, in search of fortune and fame.” Here artist James McNabb explores that journey taken by a woodworker – from plentiful forest to the urban jungle.

The Philadelphia based McNabb & Co. is currently running a Kickstarter campaign aimed at helping them acquire new equipment needed to expand The City Series. Rewards for your support include collections of hand-made sky scrapers cut on the bandsaw with the ultimate reward being a 125 piece metropolis. Help out the campaign at kickstarter.com or see the rest of this duo’s fine work at mcnabbstudio.com.

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