The Making of ‘City Sphere’

the epitomy of the urban sprawl, this piece depicts a planet consumed by the city. A lathe turned wood sphere, entirely covered in abstracted urban architectural forms. From across the room, ‘City Sphere’ seems to be floating in space, and up close, it captures the distorted perspective of cityscapes as seen in fish eye lens photography.

Each piece was cut to shape on a band saw, and attached one by one to the sphere with wooden dowels and glue. I used a sharp chisel to taper the bottom of each building, so that viewers can see down to the core of the sphere, what I consider “street view”.

Take a moment to view the making of ‘City Sphere’ in this gallery.


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4 thoughts on “The Making of ‘City Sphere’

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