Coral reefs around the world are in big trouble, but one artist is immortalizing them. Using a laser cuter, LA-based sculptor Joshua Abarbanel creates intricate patterns inspired by sea creatures. The pieces are made from different kinds of found wood and assembled organically into intricate spiraling designs. The 'Reef' collection includes everything from sculptures to 3D wall pieces.
Joshua Abarbanel’s beautiful wooden sculptures combine natural materials with marine inspiration. His latest series is designed to resemble coral reefs with concentric flower-like blooms created using both digital and manual techniques.
Each structure is first laser cut, stained in different brown shades and then assembled into organic patterns made from differently-sized pieces.
Explaining the inspiration for this series, Abarbanel says, ‘As an artist I explore forms and patterns, especially the colors, shapes, and compositions found in biological, botanical, and geological structures. I am interested in the relationship between the individual elements of structures and the larger forms of which they are a part’.
Via This is Colossal