All Blog Posts Tagged 'sculpture' (523)

Aakash Nihalani is Back with More Playful Tape Illusions

New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani is a master with tape and uses it to create eye-catching optical illusions. We’re already big fans of his clever street art, and we are enjoying the pieces he’s installed indoors for a new solo exhibition entitled…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Enormous Astronaut Sculpture at Coachella



Chances are, that if you have a friend who attended the first weekend of the music and art festival Coachella this year, you've already seen this huge astronaut sculpture. Los Angeles-based company Poetic Kinetic Inc. is behind Escape Velocity, a 36-foot-tall monumental mobile sculpture that's kinetic. That means this fun-in-the-sun loving astronaut has…

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Added by alice on April 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Stunning Swimming Sculpture is Carved From a Single Piece of Wood



It may be hard to believe, but this stunning sculpture was carved from a single piece of wood. Artist Stefanie Rocknak, who you may remember as the creator of that ghostly Edgar Allan Poe sculpture, is behind this fascinating figurative work. Slightly larger than…

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Added by alice on April 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Hybrid Creatures Combine Organisms and Machines

Artist Gaby Wormann reimagines living organisms as if they were combined with machines. Using the bodies of tarantulas, crabs, winged insects, and more, she adds gears, springs, and other mechanics to their fragile forms. The incredible works are intricately constructed and beautifully fuse organic matter with industrial elements. Together, they allow Wormann to create what she calls…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 6, 2014 at 5:29am — No Comments

Giant Globe Crafted With Individually-Painted Matchsticks

It took sculptor Andy Yoder two years to reproduce the world. He did so in the form of a large globe that’s made from individually-painted matchsticks. It’s an understatement to say that this was a tedious endeavor, and the results are amazing. Detail shots of Yoder’s work showcase the thought and consideration that went into the placement of every match. There’s no…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 1, 2014 at 8:55am — No Comments

Monumental Interactive Net Sculpture Floats in the Sky



From March 15 to March 22, a spectacular sight greeted residents of downtown Vancouver: a monumental net sculpture floating in the sky, spanning 745 feet between buildings. Created for the TED Conference's 30th anniversary, the installation called Unnumbered Sparks is the result of a collaboration between artists…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on March 24, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Small Wooden Figures Playfully Fit Into Their Surroundings



New Jersey-based street artist Joe Iurato proves that bigger isn't always better with his fantastic series of small wooden figures that are cut out and painted to resemble little people. The miniature sculptures are carefully placed in public places such as busy intersections, street lamps, and the sides of buildings. Sharp-eyed passersby can spot fun scenes of the tiny adventurers…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on March 22, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

New Exquisitely Crafted Paper Sculptures from Zim & Zou

French duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of the graphic studio Zim & Zou are back with more spectacular paper sculptures that are cut and assembled entirely by hand. Their latest work, called Paper Rebirth, features a stunning phoenix sculpture made out of…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on March 20, 2014 at 10:46am — No Comments

Wooden Sculptures Express Vulnerability Through Holes

Australian-based artist Paul Kaptein explores the notion of “now” in his wooden sculptures. While beautifully crafted, each piece has something strange about it. Notches and rectangular holes are cut into the figures and show that there’s emptiness to his subjects. His work is metaphor for the present and the uncertainty that goes with it.

By re-examining what “now”…

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Added by Sara Barnes on March 20, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Delicate Seeds Arranged Into Undulating Organic Sculptures

Seedscapes is a series of meticulously arranged organic sculptures by England-born artist Gowri Savoor. To create each natural formation, Savoor attaches a variety of plant and fruit seeds—including apple, pumpkin, and sunflower—to the ends of long stem wire and arranges them in undulating curves on a solid base.

Natural patterns emerge from the very purposeful…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Amazing Animal Sculptures Created with Welded Flatware



Artist Gary Hovey uses his forks, knives, and spoons much differently than the rest of us. The Ohio-based artist builds intricate sculptures by cutting, welding, and shaping the stainless steel materials together into animal forms.

Upon first glance, the many wildlife figures, like birds, fish, and bears, have realistic shapes. It is only upon closer inspection that the…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 5, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Amazing Figurative Sculptures Welded from Steel Scraps



Barcelona-based sculptor Jordi Díez Fernández uses scraps of steel to create amazingly expressive sculptures of the human form. Along with his recent tribute to Ildefons Cerdà (above), the urban planner responsible for designing the 19th-century extension of Barcelona called the Eixample, Fernández has produced intricate sculptures of beautiful women, athletic and muscled…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on March 3, 2014 at 7:19am — No Comments

Colorful, Nature-Inspired Sculptures Made Out of Crayons



Nashville, Tennesse-based artist Herb Williams' unique medium of choice is the Crayola crayon, an object that most of us remember scribbling messily with as children. In Williams' hands, however, the crayon becomes a powerful and sophisticated tool used to create incredibly vibrant sculptures with bold colors and textures. In one of his most recent exhibitions, Call of the Wild,…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on February 26, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

New Amazing Geometric Sand Castles from Calvin Seibert



New York-based artist and sand castle genius Calvin Seibert, who we introduced to you last year, is back with more amazingly intricate geometric forms sculpted with sand. He starts with a vague notion of building something different each time, then follows his…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on February 26, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Giant Hedgehog Appears on London's Clapham Common



Sunday morning joggers, dogs, children, and passersby were shocked to find a giant hedgehog on London's Clapham Common on February 16. The sculpture, standing at 7-ft-tall and measuring 12-ft-long and 18-ft-wide, was created to mark the launch of Natural Curiosities, a new nature documentary series by legendary wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough. It took a team…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on February 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Stark White Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster



Kaikoura, New Zealand-based sculptor Ben Foster creates modern, inorganic renderings of animals that boast a geometric design. Each sculpture in his portfolio, whether it be a seal balancing an invisible ball, a horse standing in place, or a dog howling at the moon, blurs the lines between the real and abstract. They also each incite spectators to shift their positions to get the…

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Added by Pinar on February 23, 2014 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Incredible Brick Sculptures by Brad Spencer

Reidsville, North Carolina-based artist Brad Spencer works with bricks to produce eye-catching, figurative sculptures. Each piece of work in the sculptor's growing collection is an intriguing look at a common medium used in an unconventional way. The fact that bricks are typically an architectural material whose visual shapes rarely extend beyond anything more than a boxy wall…

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Added by Pinar on February 22, 2014 at 9:45am — 2 Comments

Fantastical Wooden Sculptures Act as Symbols of Compassion



In his personal sculpture garden, Australian artist Bruno Torfs crafts wooden figures that live in the forest. Embracing fantasy, his life-sized works feature delightfully unusual characters. We see things like a bearded wizard carrying an armful of tiny creatures and a young princess riding a unicorn. Torfs incorporates the natural landscape into his art, using tree branches and leaves as a…

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Added by Sara Barnes on February 21, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

420,000 Matchsticks Form Lord of the Rings' Minas Tirith



Artist Pat Acton of Matchstick Marvels has constructed a massive model of Minas Tirith, the fictional city within the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, with 420,000 matchsticks. The Iowa native, who has been working with matchsticks since he graduated from college back in 1977, uses techniques acquired through experience with the material of choice to assemble…

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Added by Pinar on February 21, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Honeybees Cover Porcelain Sculptures in Honeycombs



Canadian artist Aganetha Dyck has a grand appreciation for both art and bees. Driven by her innate fondness, she manages to combine the two in an interspecies collaboration that results in porcelain sculptures cloaked in honeycombs. The artist provides her buzzing little friends with custom-designed apiary feeder boards and hive blankets, where she introduces the figurines and…

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Added by Pinar on February 20, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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