Scraps to Skyscrapers
James McNabb, a master of fine arts candidate at IUP, gained national attention last fall with his miniature wood cityscapes. His sculpture of Manhattan was the main visual for the New Yorker Festival in October and appeared in festival publicity materials and numerous publications.
McNabb said his fascination with cityscapes began while growing up in Montville, New Jersey, where he could see the New York City skyline from the hilltops. Made entirely of scrap wood, the sculptures in his City Series are his interpretation of making something out of nothing, he said.
He and his wife, Stephanie, who taught in the IUP Art Department in 2011 and 2012, run McNabb & Co. Studio in Philadelphia, specializing in home furnishings and decorative arts. [Photos courtesy James McNabb]