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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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Kopil View
Wood Sculpture

$ 400
Trio
Wood Sculpture

$ 400
Hope
Wood Sculpture

$ 250
Angles
Wood Sculpture

$ 400
Winged
Wood Sculpture

$ 400
Simply Oval
Wood Sculpture

$ 300
Kaligar
Wood Sculpture

$ 270
Memories
Wood Sculpture

$ 310
Nosey 2
Wood Sculpture

$ 260
Argus Brick
Wood Sculpture

$ 300
Pop Up View
Wood Sculpture

$ 370
Retinna
Wood Sculpture

$ 400
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Off the Wall Exibition, MFA Gallery, Maryland, 2016
Radius 250, Artspace, Richmond Va, 2017
National Juried Art Show Best in Show, Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg Va, 2017