All Blog Posts Tagged 'sculpture' (528)

Giant Keyboard Installation Embedded in the Ground

Russian artist Anatoly Vyatkin installed a giant replica of a Cyrillic QWERTY keyboard made of 86 stone blocks, each weighing up to 1,000 pounds. The Keyboard monument (which in some circles also goes by the name "Claudia") is a permanent outdoor sculpture located in Yekaterinburg, Russia, where it remains a prominent tourist attraction.

The landmark,…

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Added by Pinar on March 19, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Elaborate Chewing Gum Constructions by Jérémy Laffon



French artist Jérémy Laffon utilizes the flexible nature of chewing gum to create intriguing sculptures made solely with the fragile material. The structural composition of each piece relies on thousands of sticks of gum working together to present a three-dimensional figure. Often geometric in their composition, Laffon's architectural designs offer a variety of interpretations…

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Added by Pinar on March 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Can You Spot the LEGO Sculptures Hidden Within the Scenes?



In Pieces is a seemingly ordinary photo series that, in fact, incorporates LEGO objects that go unnoticed. Sculptor Nathan Sawaya and photographer Dean West joined forces for this creative multimedia project, each applying their area of expertise to produce a set of deceptive images that lead the viewer's gaze to wander in search of fabricated objects or subjects.

In one…

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Added by Pinar on March 16, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments

Sculptor Releases Mysterious Spirits Already in Trees

Sculptor Keith Jennings carves wise faces into trees, revealing each wooden tower's inner spirit. Jennings first embarked on his Tree Spirits project back in 1982 when he decided to creatively manipulate a tree in his backyard with a few hand tools. Starting out as a way to kill time on a budget, the artist wound up honing his craft. Jennings was later commissioned to…

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Added by Pinar on March 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Surreal Sculptures of Human Faces Frozen in Liquid



Hong Kong-based artist Johnson Tsang, who also goes by Tsang Cheung Shing, skillfully manipulates stainless steel and porcelain to produce a beautiful collection of sculptures that often blurs the line between abstract and figurative art. The sculptor is perhaps best recognized for his "…

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Added by Pinar on March 14, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Three-Dimensional Clouds Appear in Layered Glass



Buenos Aires-based artist Leandro Erlich's Single Cloud Collection gives us a surreal taste of what capturing a cloud in glass would look like. Using the artistic method of layering, Erlich's sculptural pieces are given a three-dimensionality. Each "captured cloud" is the illusionary result of numerous panes of glass that are individually embellished with…

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Added by Pinar on March 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Unraveling Steel Ballerina Sculptures Symbolize Mortality



From a distance, these ballerina sculptures seem elegant and peaceful, a beautiful representation of a graceful dance form. However, upon closer investigation, the wire sculptures might actually send a shiver down your spine. Based in Johannesburg, artist Regardt van deer Meulen formed the figures out of steel as an illustration of the vulnerable human body. They stand…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 11, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Illuminated Wire Bird Sculptures Perched on Trees



French artist Cédric Le Borgne constructed a series of wire mesh birds that could be seen perched on trees as part of an annual outdoor tree light festival (2012 Festival Arbres en Lumière) in Geneva, Switzerland just off Rue de…

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Added by Pinar on March 10, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Life Emerges Inside Elaborately Carved Wooden Books



We don't know much about self-taught sculptor Nino Orlandi, but what we do know is that he can create some magnificent stories through his elaborately carved wood. From a very young age, the Italian artist has been passionate about sculpture and, although he had to put it aside for many years, he has spent the past 13 years dedicated to his passion for the art form.

This series of…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 8, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Whimsical Steel Flowers and Trees Installed in Nature



London-based artist Zadok Ben-David echoes motifs found in nature by implanting large steel sculptures of flowers, trees, and swarms of butterflies in natural landscapes, most recently at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Each large-scale structure mimics the various plant life and beautiful swirls of butterflies in a whimsically delicate manner. The silhouetted botanical forms vary…

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Added by Pinar on March 6, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Whimsical Peanut Sculptures of Pop Culture Icons



Artist Steve Casino creates miniature sculptures of iconic celebrities and fictional characters from pop culture by painting on peanut shells. Like Sadi Tekin's playful chickpea heads, Casino turns legumes into a fun cast of characters with some additional mixed media. From…

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Added by Pinar on March 5, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Incredible Spatial Sculptures Using Colorful Suspended Buttons

Miami-based artist Augusto Esquivel realistically duplicates objects by suspending thousands of sewing buttons on mere strings. Each strand of his incredible sculptural pieces work with their adjacent string of buttons to create colorful replicas of…

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Added by Pinar on March 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ordinary Books Transformed into Charming Little Buildings

Dutch artist Frank Halmans transforms ordinary stacks of books into charming little buildings. For his series Built of Books, Halmans carves squares and rectangles into old textbooks and binds them altogether like a quaint little town made of rows of narrow buildings. Each quadrangle incision serves as a window or door. The artist is even careful enough to include a…

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Added by Pinar on March 4, 2013 at 9:49am — No Comments

Striking Half Man/Half Wolf Sculpture in Mongolia



In the fall of 2012, Brooklyn-based artist group FAILE, a collaboration between artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, unveiled this permanent public installation entitled Wolf Within. Standing approximately 16.5 feet tall, the sculpture consists of fiberglass, steel, and granite, and is located at the site of the National Garden Park in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The Wolf…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 4, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Chair Looks Around with Hundreds of Curious Eyeballs



Do you ever feel like you're being watched? It's hard not to have that feeling when you're around this upholstered armchair featuring hundreds of plastic eyes by Australian artist Fiona Roberts. If you have a fear of being looked at (scopophobia), you might want to look away from this creepily designed furniture that is aptly titled Scopophilia ("love of looking").

While most…

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Added by Pinar on March 4, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Holographic Light Beings Hover in Mid-Air

Over the past few years, Ibiza-Spain based artist Roseline de Thélin has been making a name for herself with her stunning holographic light sculptures. Using a wide range of materials including fiber optics, quartz crystals, mirrors, wires and chains, she creates ethereal human beings that look like they're mysteriously hovering in mid-air.

For this year's Kinetica…

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Added by alice on March 3, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Railway Carriage Sculpture Bursts Through Church Floor



Hungarian artist Zsuzsi Csiszer's installation titled Átjárás, which translates as Passage, features half of a train car bursting through the floor in the Templespace of Museum Kiscell. The site-specific work brings many thoughts and questions to mind due to its large scale and unusual location within an 18th century temple hall. The life-size sculptural installation leads one to…

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Added by Pinar on March 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Giant Autumn Leaves Viewed from an Ant's Perspective



And The Wind Blows Over You is an installation of giant scattered leaves by Finnish sculptor Kaarina Kaikkonen. Each of the sculptural pieces, made of paper and fiberglass, emulate the earthy colors, veiny texture, and free falling lightness of browned…

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Added by Pinar on March 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Scientific Sculptures of the Evolution of Human Faces

Sahelanthropus tchadensis

As part of the Safari zum Urmenschen exhibition (translated as Safari to Early Humans) at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, Germany,…

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Added by Pinar on February 28, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Artist Carves Into Pencils to Create Incredible Sculptures



Equipped with a box of pencils and some carving tools, a Hungarian artist known simply as cerkahegyzo manages to produce incredibly detailed miniature sculptures. Each creation is constructed entirely out of its respective pencil, utilizing the wood and lead as its base and body. Cerkahegyzo uses the fine blades of razors and needles as well as the buffing capabilities of sandpaper, files,…

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Added by Pinar on February 28, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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