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Oakland-Based Artist Gabriel Schama Creates Precisely Layered Wood Relief Sculptures That Are A Delight To Explore


Each 1/8 inch piece of laser-cut mahogany plywood stacks into an exquisite union of overlapping geometry in mandala-like forms. Recently, Schama has been placing these patterns within human silhouettes for a striking contrast. Using his trusty laser cutter (which he named Elsie) he uses vector illustrations to define each layer. After cutting, each piece is assembled, glued and finished by hand. Continue reading »

Oakland Zoo Lights Up its ZooLights

Holiday lights illuminate animal figures at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The zoo officially plugged in the lights, sights, and sounds of the season, and until January 5, 2014, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the night sky to celebrate the holiday tradition known as ZooLights. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Continue reading »

Oakland Zoo Feeds Pumpkins to Animals

A tiger plays with a pumpkin at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Over the next few months visitors will be able to view animals feasting on and playing with thousands of the leftover donated pumpkins. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) Continue reading »