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John Shuptrine

John Shuptrine Art

"I create one-of-a-kind sculptures that combine the incredible beauty of wood with the history and diversity of photographic processes. "

Through his sculpture, John Shuptrine blends his lifelong interest in photography with a great love of the natural beauty of wood. He combines the organic textures and patterns of exotic hardwoods with the technological details of repurposed camera parts. The end result is something stunning and unique. If desired, he can also remake a favored camera and create a new family heirloom upon request.

In his workshop near Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Shuptrine laminates hardwoods together, then forms them into camera shapes using a variety of tools and techniques. The wood is important, so he allows each piece to slowly express itself into its final form. Recycled camera parts are incorporated into each wood piece, with ideas drawn from the history of cameras and the artist's own experience in photography.

John Shuptrine is a dedicated and award-winning photographer who has always dabbled in the woodworking shop. Wishing to combine these two loves, he taught himself the lamination process and honed his skills in shaping and finishing these unusual pieces.

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620 Friendly
Wood Sculpture

by John Shuptrine
$ 450
Xtol
Wood Sculpture

by John Shuptrine
$ 450
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Miranda Magic by John Shuptrine (Wood Sculpture)
Miranda Magic
Wood Sculpture

by John Shuptrine
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Red Velvet
Wood Sculpture

by John Shuptrine
$ 450
Mamiya Madness
Wood Sculpture

by John Shuptrine
$ 500
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Off the Wall Exibition, Maryland, MFA Gallery, 2016
Radius 250, Richmond Va, Artspace, 2017
National Juried Art Show Best in Show, Lynchburg Va, Academy Center of the Arts, 2017