Nevada Car Forest Night Photo Rendered in Wood by Ian Smith

Ian Smith is a marquetry artist based in the UK. He creates amazing hand made images by designing, cutting, and laying out wood veneers. A few months ago he completed a wood version of a 360 night panorama that I shot of an old gas station in Desert Center, California. The gas station piece was a hit in a recent art show, and will soon be making the journey from England to California, where it will be displayed on my wall.

Last week Ian finished a wood picture inspired by one of my night photos of the International Car Forest of the Last Church. The original photo and Ian’s wood version are below. I love the way he rendered the cars, and the way the wood grain looks in the sky. You can see more of Ian’s work at themarquetryshack.com

A row of cars under star trails at the International Car Forest - by Joe Reifer

A row of cars under star trails at the International Car Forest – by Joe Reifer

Car Forest marquetry by Ian Smith

Car Forest marquetry by Ian Smith

4 thoughts on “Nevada Car Forest Night Photo Rendered in Wood by Ian Smith”

    1. Thanks, Steve. Ian was very gracious with his pricing. I’m starting with one, and hope that any additional images get out there into the world!

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