Laster cutting tools were developed for industrial manufacturing, but that didn't deter artist Gabriel Schama from adopting the tech and giving the age-old art of woodcutting a digital upgrade.

Schama says he used to work exclusively in cut paper, spending weeks and hundreds of x-acto blades carving out a single design. Shifting his process to the digital realm, he says, has allowed him to open his work up a great deal in terms of depth and complexity. He draws inspiration from a wide range of sources, including buddhist mandalas, persian rugs, baroque church ceilings:

You can check out plenty more of Schama's work on his Instagram and his website.


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