All Blog Posts Tagged 'sculpture' (528)

Mysterious UFO Sculpture Lights Up at Night



Created as one of several 21st century sculptures aimed to attract visitors to the Lancashire countryside, Halo looks like an unimpressive heap of steel during the day and an awesomely mysterious UFO at night. The 18-meter diameter steel lattice structure is supported on a tripod that's five-meters above the ground. When the sun sets, the sculpture lights up and appears to hover over the…

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Added by alice on January 18, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Getting Lost in Ai Weiwei's Endless Stacks of Bicycle Tires



Renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is constantly using his creative eye to construct art that comments on social, political, and cultural issues. His installation titled Stacked is no exception. The display features 760 bicycles piled atop one another, extending overhead and inviting visitors into an unusual maze of metallic frames and rubber tires. Stacked up high like you'd find in a…

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Added by Pinar on January 12, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Spectacular Gravity-Defying Tree Root Chandeliers

Rotterdam-based Sicilian artist Giuseppe Licari presents a network of tree roots hanging from the ceiling like unusual, organic chandeliers. His site-specific installation titled Humus features the extended prickly roots of trees affixed to the top of his exhibition space, transforming the room into a sort of underground lair. It's as though visitors are getting an exclusive…

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Added by Pinar on January 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Storytelling Through Carved Antique Books (New Works)

The Garden

England-based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson carves into antiquated books to create eclectic book sculptures rich with narrative. We've seen plenty of book sculptures over the past few…

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Added by Pinar on January 2, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Adorable Dog Sculptures Made with Bicycle Parts

Israeli artist Nirit Levav Packer solders and welds discarded bicycle parts together to create adorable dog sculptures for her series titled HOW! WOW! The former fashion designer specializing in bridal gowns decided to switch gears and experiment with more durable forms of art. Seeking to get away from working with people and fragile fabrics, the multidisciplinary artist…

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Added by Pinar on December 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Incredible Butter Sculptures by Jim Victor and Marie Pelton



Artists are known to think outside of the box and utilize uncommon items to construct their creations. From matchsticks to socks and…

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Added by Pinar on December 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Spectacular Pixelated Animal Sculptures

These pixelated animal sculptures by artist Shawn Smith re-imagine creatures found in nature as disintegrated and blocky figures. Smith's ongoing Re-things project blurs the lines between real life and the digital world. The Austin, Texas-based sculptor says, "Specifically, I am…

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Added by Pinar on December 21, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Stunningly Ethereal Works by Stella Im Hultberg

Pop artist Stella Im Hultberg, a long time favorite on My Modern Met,…

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Added by Pinar on December 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Detailed Miniature Scenes Inspired by Real Life

Never Forgotten

UK-based artist Nic Joly uses toy figures, wire, paper, paint, clay, and any inspiring objects that catch his eye, to create these clever and tiny little worlds completely by hand. The artist is motivated by all aspects of…

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Added by katie hosmer on December 14, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Whimsical Twisting Lamp Posts and Droopy Light Bulbs



Dutch artist Pieke Bergmans playfully redesigns street lamps and light bulbs to look like animated figures. Her latest series titled Metamorphosis offers a whimsical transformation to said inanimate objects by elongating and twisting their bodies around one another. One piece in the collection is a pair of anthropomorphized street lamps that appear to be intwined in a…

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Added by Pinar on December 13, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mystifying Sculptures Appear to Float in Mid-Air

The Virgins of Apeldoorn is a public installation in the Netherlands by Dutch artist Elisabet Stienstra. The sculptural work features three bronze statues of girls in varying positions, all seeming to lie parallel to the ground. Their hair and the cloth of their dress hangs below them as though they are sleeping on an invisible bed in midair. The intriguing…

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Added by Pinar on December 12, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Surreal Sculptures Capture Moments When Trees Fall

Just opened this past October is a free sculpture trail in England that brings must-visit art to a rural location. Pendle Sculpture Trail was conceived by artist Philippe Handford to be a unique sculpture trail that would show site specific work inspired by, not just the…

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Added by alice on December 12, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Meticulously Crafted Lattice Cubes Made of Pennies



Artist Robert Wechsler has assembled thousands of pennies into three meticulously crafted cubes, ranging in size from 5.75 inches to 21 inches. The sculptural pieces known as The Mendicant hold anywhere from 540 coins to 26,982, dependent on their size. These numbers are, of course, only a fraction of the billions of pennies out there in the world today. In terms of American…

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Added by Pinar on December 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Artist Recreates His Face with 5,000 Urethane Fish



This 65-pound sculptural Self Portrait by artist Kevin Champeny is a medley of multi toned hand-cast urethane fish—5,000, to be exact. Each individual structure serves as a necessary pixel representing the entirety of Champeny's own face, like an intriguing work of sculptural pointillism.

The artist says, "It is very painstaking work, I design, sculpt, mold, cast in color…

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Added by Pinar on December 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Gigantic Inflatable Structure is a Maze Filled with Color

Designed to immerse its visitors with light and color, Luminaria is a gigantic inflatable sculpture designed by Architects of Air. Since 1992, over two million visitors in 38 countries have experienced a luminarium, or what is described as a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes. The domes can reach up to 30 feet high and are the focal points of the structure.…

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Added by alice on December 6, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Dazzling Glass Sculptures Burst with Energy



Irish sculptor Norman Mooney creates delicate works that burst with energy. He designs vibrant sculptures, formed out of resin, cast glass, aluminum, and pigments, which examine the natural world around us through large-scale pieces, repetitive patterns, and experimental materials. His titles—Flower, Seed, Stars, and Sun—suggest the presence of nature in…

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Added by katie hosmer on December 5, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Giant Horse Head Sculptures Stand 30 Feet High



British artist Nic Fiddian-Green is best known for his signature sculptures of giant horse heads, which are often inspired by his own chestnut hunter George. He casts all of his own work rather than sending it out to be produced in a factory, and each piece is a one-of-a-kind, distinct carving, formed out of bronze and beaten lead.

Still Water is a bronze installation…

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Added by katie hosmer on December 1, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Layers of Cedar Wood Chips Form Realistic Siberian Wildlife



Walking into artist Sergey Bobkov's studio must be like walking into a jungle! The Russian sculptor creates all kinds of life-like creatures out of Siberian cedar wood chips and a very skillful hand. He says, “It’s not too interesting to do what others can. To create something out of nothing in a completely new way is far more inspiring.”

To start, Bobkov first chips off…

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Added by katie hosmer on November 29, 2012 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

Mounted Handlebars Cleverly Commemorate Prized Bicycles



Designer Reagan Appleton gives a whole new meaning to mounting a bike. The Scotland native's Bicycle Taxidermy business commemorates speedy metal steeds (bicycles) by mounting their parts on wooden plaques, bearing a striking resemblance to the trophy heads that hunters display on their walls. The sculptural pieces present a clever visual play, drawing a similarity between the…

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Added by Pinar on November 28, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Intriguing Stacked Man Statue in the Netherlands



In 1985, Dutch artist Frans Carlier created this intriguing statue of a man holding his hat with both hands titled De Wiekeneer. The sculpture, which is located in the Netherlands at the Wijcker Brugstraat in Maastricht, is especially fascinating because of the artist's choice to divide it into horizontal sections. Each slab of the bronze sculpture is set slightly askew making it seem…

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Added by Pinar on November 27, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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