Sketching with a Band Saw: James McNabb’s Scrap Wood Cityscapes

Sketching with a Band Saw: James McNabbs Scrap Wood Cityscapes wood sculpture architecture

Sketching with a Band Saw: James McNabbs Scrap Wood Cityscapes wood sculpture architecture

Sketching with a Band Saw: James McNabbs Scrap Wood Cityscapes wood sculpture architecture

Sketching with a Band Saw: James McNabbs Scrap Wood Cityscapes wood sculpture architecture

Sketching with a Band Saw: James McNabbs Scrap Wood Cityscapes wood sculpture architecture

Sketching with a Band Saw: James McNabbs Scrap Wood Cityscapes wood sculpture architecture

Sketching with a Band Saw: James McNabbs Scrap Wood Cityscapes wood sculpture architecture

Sketching with a Band Saw: James McNabbs Scrap Wood Cityscapes wood sculpture architecture

For his MFA Thesis Exhibit last September, Pennsylvania artist James McNabb created a beautiful collection of architectural wonders using discarded wood. He describes his process as “sketching with a band saw,” and says initial intent was not to build skylines, but instead began with the creation of the individual wooden pieces which resembled tools or other strangely familiar objects. After he built nearly 250 of them in a day they collectively began to resemble a miniature city. You can see many more works from the exhibition on his website.