In a time when CGI and special effects are pushing the limits of our abilities to distinguish fantasy from reality, artist Shawn Smith dares to turn our conception of digital simulation on its head. And he's doing it with lots and lots of little wooden blocks.
On your computer screen, a pixelated image of a peacock is an eyesore. But in meatspace it's a pretty incredible sight. Sculptor Shawn Smith renders peacocks, mooses, and more in tiny plywood cubes, showing the world pixelation in the round.