Tim Noble and Sue Webster created this gorgeous light sculpture called Forever back in 1996 when they were commissioned by a public arts organization to illuminate London's gray, urban surroundings. Inextricably linked to their earlier trips to Las Vegas, the sculpture is constructed using large carnival lights. While the word 'Forever' can mean several different things, it signifies…
Though we hadn't heard from elusive street artist Banksy in a little while, it should come as no surprise that his latest piece would be for the "Occupy" movement. Popping up at St. Paul’s Cathedral for Occupy London, this brand new sculpture features a panhandling Rich “Uncle” Pennybags on a make-believe Monopoly board. According to Demotix, it was created "as a show of… Continue
Not since Paige Bradley' Expansion have I been this intrigued with a sculpture. A 20 feet long, 8 feet high sculpture called Freedom, is currently located in front of the GSK World Headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. In 2000, sculptor Zenos Frudakis created it around our universal need to break… Continue
If you're a fan of retro video games and you love art, you're going to get a kick out of this new sculpture by Aled Lewis. Called Double Discount, it pays tribute to the Game Boy title, Double Dragon II, and was made for the Old School Video Game Show coming on September 16 to Gallery 1988 in Venice,… Continue
If you were in Australia this past September, you may have checked out the 9th annual Swell Sculpture Festival, an event that brings together artists to display their unique sculptures on Currumbin Beach. This year, out of the 50 sculptures, this one caught our eye.
It's called School and it's by artist Richard Howie. "There is something wonderful in the shining,… Continue
Though Paige Bradley has a few "trademark" sculptures, the Internet came and fell in love with one particular one that's causing people from all over the world to see her art for the very first time. It's an incredibly beautiful sculpture of a naked woman with light bleeding out of her cracked… Continue
After we featured the unbelievable nail art by Marcus Levine, we were surprised and delighted that he found our post to tell us about his striking new piece. His first public commission, Hung Out to Dry is made up of a stainless steel shaped panel which has 28,000 nails protruding from it! The… Continue
If you never understood the art of toys, then you must check out Coarse. The company began in 2003, when German artists Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk started a distinctive style of sculpting that looked almost as if they had chiseled and exposed their figures from rock. Their hand-crafted sculptures are beautifully photographed and packaged in a way that really elevates their work to a higher… Continue
You don't have to go very far to find creative materials. In fact, you can use what's sitting right on your desk! Scotch proves this point in their recently concluded Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest.
The second annual contest challenged artists of every level to create original sculptures using just packaging tape. The winners were chosen by a panel of experts,… Continue
31-year-old Alejandro Maestre Gasteazi has created an incredibly interesting photographic series about the struggle of an artist. First, though, you may be asking yourself these questions: Exactly, what are we looking at? How did the photographer achieve this strange, sculpture-like illusion?
Gasteazi asked his friend Julián to cover himself with a mixture of blue paint and mud. He… Continue
British sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor just sent us new photos of the underwater museum in the National Marine Park of Cancun. In November, his installation, called The Silent Evolution, opened to the public and became the largest underwater artificial art attraction in the world.
You know we have a thing for sculptures, especially when they turn our reality slightly upside down. The New Image Sculpture exhibition at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, then, is right up our alley. They've assembled works by emerging and mid-career artists who "transform widely available materials, many found on the shelves of hardware stores and building… Continue
Out of all the creative art I've seen in the past 2 1/2 years since running My Modern Met, one of the most standout pieces has got to be Los Angeles-based artist Bumblebee's phone booths. By taking abandoned phone booths and turning them into beehives, Bumblebee made us remember why we… Continue
If you happen to live up in Northern California, you may have heard about the recent opening of the Walnut Creek library. The $40 million dollar library houses 17 original works of art at a cost of $300,000. Described as elegant, clean and refined as the stores that surround it, this library is meant to be a destination.
An eye-catching two-story-high sculpture… Continue