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Apple IIe dual-layer motherboard art
Mixed media laser-crafted artwork in layers of wood and acrylic
I’m pleased to introduce a new member to the family of artworks based on the classic Apple IIe “platinum” series of computers from the 80s and 90s.
This piece is made up of two layers of acrylic and wood pressed together to beautifully recreate the central facets of the motherboard. The base layer is a green acrylic which when etched with the traces exposes an inner white core. The top layer is cast in wood etched with details from the taller elements of the board, such as the chips, including the classic 65C02 CPU. All of this is wrapped in a custom walnut plywood frame.
To make this, I started by taking high definition photos of the Apple IIe motherboard, which I etched onto the various wood and acrylic layers of the piece to highlight the details of the chips and circuit board.
This artwork is sized to look great on your desk, shelf, or wall. The overall dimensions are 7 7/8"-inches (200mm) wide by 10 3/8-inches (264mm) tall and 3/8-inches (10 mm) deep.
This art is precision laser etched and each piece features beautiful, unique woodgrains that ensure no two will be exactly alike. All the wood is biodegradable, sustainably, and ethically sourced, and coated with a furniture-grade semi-gloss finish. The art is 100% hand-crafted in the Arlington, VA USA.
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Here are some other photos and a video.