Layered Wood Pop Art by Mitch McGee

Houston artist Mitch McGee created this series of layered wood pop art.

"I am currently focusing on a collection using plywood that sits somewhere between painting and sculpture."

"I illustrate, cut, sand, stain, and assemble each piece by hand. The work consists of layered birch stacked in a way that makes sense dimensionally for the subject."

"There is warmth to the wood grain that is appealing. It compliments the subtle shadows created by layers of wood."

"The most challenging part of the process is figuring out the layering. The piece changes from the original sketch a little as I go because what works on paper doesn’t always work three dimensionally. I want everything to stack up in a way that makes sense so, even if most of a layer is hidden, the edges need to match the layer on top of it."

It took him between 35 and 40 hours to complete an artwork.

"I love working on these. I love watching them come together as the layers start to stack up."

"I have always been fascinated with pop art and the ability of artists like Lichtenstein and Oldenburg to take everyday objects we are bombarded with and make them fascinating. Roy Lichtenstein took comic strips and repositioned them as lithography. In an almost tongue in cheek fashion, I wondered how I could take one of his pieces and recreate it in another medium? The easy answer for me was wood. I grew up working with it, and combined with my graphic design background it left me with something that I think really works."

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Source: mymodernmet


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