All Blog Posts Tagged 'sculpture' (524)

Artist Gives Life to Ordinary Lawn Chairs

How funny would it be to come across a hitchhiking lawn chair looking for a ride to the garbage dump? Thanks to designer Bert Löeschner, we can all say we've seen this unusual, yet hilarious, visual. In his Monobloc series, the inventive artist produces a number of quirky creations out of ordinary lawn chairs. The affordable and lightweight seats are reworked to display a new…

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Added by Pinar on November 22, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Giant Raindrop Rests on Sculpture's Face



Ukrainian artist Nazar Bilyk created this stunning 6-foot tall sculpture called "Rain" using bronze and glass. A huge raindrop stands suspended on the figure's face as he looks up toward the sky. The work has several meanings including representing man's delicate relationship with nature.

As Bilyk explains to us, "The name of the work is 'Rain,' which seems clear and obvious at first…

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Added by alice on November 19, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Meticulous Pencil Drawing of David's Face



Anyone who has visited Florence will tell you that the highlight of the city is Michelangelo's immaculate sculpture David at Galleria dell'Accademia. The amount of detail and dedication Michelangelo put into the sculpture is truly breathtaking.

Amazingly, artist Linda Huber used a pencil to repilcate David's side facial profile. As you can see, David appears to be a bit nervous at…

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Added by Eugene on November 18, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Mesmerizing Metallic Flower Sculpture Open & Closes

Una Lumino is a kinetic sculpture comprised of metallic buds that are made of acrylic and stainless steel. The mechanical installation by Korean artist Choe U-Ram incorporates his signature style of combining beauty and technology. Standing at just over 17 feet tall, the whirlwind of elegant robotic flowers are automated to bloom open, shining a brilliant light, and revert back…

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Added by Pinar on November 17, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Astounding Towers of Balancing Bread

Barcelona-based graphic designers Ana Dominguez and Omar Sosa conceived this remarkable idea of a balancing bread act for Apartamento magazine. The series, shot by photographer Nacho Alegre, is like a beautiful architectural symphony—a visual ode to baguettes, ciabatta, and rye. Time stands still as the…

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Added by Pinar on November 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Incredible Suspended Deconstruction of an F1 Car



If you've ever been curious about the makeup of an F1 race car, Dutch artist Paul Veroude has made it very easy for you to find out what's inside one of these speedy vehicles. Using a Mercedes GP Petronas F1, driven by renowned race car driver Michael Schumacher, the artist deconstructed the 2010 model and suspended each piece, right down to the nuts and bolts.

Weighing just over 600…

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Added by Pinar on November 13, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ai Weiwei's Spectacular Crystal Cube Chandelier



Renowned artist Ai Weiwei has dazzled us in the past with his eye-catching works of art and this piece titled Cube Light, first introduced in 2008, is no exception. The massive…

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Added by Pinar on November 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Beautiful Abstract Toilet Paper Installations



We've seen our share of amazing paper artists and even come across one that works with the discarded cardboard tubes of used toilet paper rolls, but now we're mesmerized by these…

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Added by Pinar on November 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Giant Shoes Made of Pots, Pans, and Lids

Paris-born, Lisbon-based artist Joana Vasconcelos takes everyday objects and transforms them into life-size replicas of high-heel sandals in her aptly titled series Shoes. Each towering shoe is constructed out of dozens of stainless steel pots, pans, and lids of varying sizes. These sculptural installations are really remarkable to look at and deconstruct, which makes it no…

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Added by Pinar on November 10, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

70 Foot Giant Sculpture Breaks Free from the Ground



If you have ever visited Washington, D.C., you may have had the privilege of checking out this incredibly emotional sculpture by artist J. Seward Johnson, entitled The Awakening. After spending much of his early career as a painter, Johnson turned to sculpture and is now best known for his life-sized work that portrays ordinary people communicating very realistic human…

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Added by katie hosmer on November 8, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Swiss Artist Encloses Herself in Plastic Bubble Sculptures



Multidisciplinary artist Victorine Müller has been utilizing her adept skills in sculpting intriguing structures for years. Unlike your typical sculpture that stands alone, drawing the gaze of viewers on its own construct, Müller's work incorporates an element of performance art. The Swiss artist herself enters each of her life-size clear plastic bubble sculptures, giving the pieces new…

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Added by Pinar on November 8, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dream Homes Fixed Atop Skull Craniums

Danish artist Frodo Mikkelsen constructs intriguing silver-plated skulls with intricately detailed landscapes atop the cranium. The sculptor displays his monochromatic architectural landscapes in such a way that it is not simply a tray balancing on top of a round surface, but rather an extension of each skull. The interpretation behind the work is open for discussion though it…

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Added by Pinar on November 7, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments

Bewildering Organic and Geometric Pencil Sculptures

Why use pencils to draw when you can carve them into sculptures? Artists Jessica Drenk and Lionel Bawden have each dabbled in the art of carving stacks of pencils to form interesting, abstract forms. They've both mastered their respective style of the craft.

Drenk, who is currently based in South Carolina constructs texture-rich structures that echo…

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Added by Pinar on November 6, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Villainous Joker Pumpkin by Andy Bergholtz

Whenever Halloween rolls around, we're all wow'd by the incredible pumpkin sculptures of master carver Ray Villafane, but there's another amazing sculptor at Villafane Studios named…

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Added by Pinar on October 31, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Twisting Wire to Create Cute Animal Sculptures



Many jewelry makers use wire to craft their embellished accessories but designer Ruth Jensen extends the malleable material's use beyond necklaces and bracelets. She uses wire to create her carefully constructed enchanting animal sculptures. From birds and bunnies to cats and foxes, each figure presents a creature found in nature with a brilliant twisting pattern. It's hard to believe, but…

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Added by Pinar on October 29, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Artist Captures Lightning in an Acrylic Box



We've heard the phrase "catching lightning in a bottle" but Bert Hickman gives the metaphoric idea a whole new meaning in his Captured Lightning series. The artist composes abstract, branching patterns onto a clear acrylic plane through the incorporation of millions of volts to create his sculptural lightning paintings. Furthermore, the Illinois-based…

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Added by Pinar on October 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Big Blue Snails Invade a Gothic Cathedral



International art collective Cracking Art Group placed 50 large-scale plastic snails all across the roof of the Duomo (the fourth largest cathedral in the world) in Milan, Italy in an effort to draw attention to and raise funds for much-needed repairs. The installation titled REgeneration features these sluggish creatures,…

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Added by Pinar on October 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Spiraling Book Sculpture Reflects the Struggles of OCD

Graphic design student and budding artist Thomas Wightman crafted a beautifully intricate book sculpture for his major project at Edinburgh Napier University. The assignment, referred to as The Medium is the Message, required students to focus on a theme—in Wightman's case, it's "addiction"—and hone in on…

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Added by Pinar on October 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dale Chihuly's Vibrant Glass Sculpture Garden



Artist Dale Chihuly celebrates the beauty of creative expression both indoors and outdoors in the newly renovated community space at Seattle Center called Chihuly Garden and Glass. The space, which encompasses 1.5 acres of land, includes an exhibition gallery, a garden, and a glasshouse as the centerpiece of the ambitious project. Within each environment of the venue, Chihuly's…

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Added by Pinar on October 20, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Anatomically Correct Glass Sculptures



California-based artist Gary Farlow of Farlow's Scientific Glassblowing, Inc. combines art and science through the production of his anatomically correct glass sculptures. From the vascular system to brain and lung models, Farlow and his team of ten construct borosilicate glass structures representing the inner workings of the human body. With the addition of some tinted liquid being…

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Added by Pinar on October 20, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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