On her first foray into sculpture, Toronto-based artist Gosia created three distinct sculptures from one identical bust. Although there are several unique sculptures in her new work, Gosia has once again made a study of crafting individual characters through small differences or…Continue
The 3rd New Zealand Sandcastle Competition took place over the weekend, on February 8th, drawing in crowds of participants and viewers. Both professional and amateur sandcastle builders took part in the fun summer festivities on New Brighton Beach, constructing their elaborate designs with unique methods of molding grains of sand together and carving into the fragile…
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For her sculpture series Nomad Patterns, artist Livia Marin's ceramic cups and kettles melt into puddles of porcelain while surprisingly retaining their original printed designs. The elaborate faux Chinese motifs of willows, birds and pagodas float out into a glossy ceramic pool still in perfect detail.
Interested in the issues of brokenness and recuperation, Marin's contrived…Continue
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The Kelpies is an enormous installation consisting of two giant horse head sculptures by artist Andy Scott. The 100-foot-tall structures, which were eight years in the making, are inspired by a legend from the artist's Scottish background that tells of a water spirit that takes the shape of a horse. More than just a pair of broncos to Scott, the sculptures serve as monuments of the…
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Artist Terry Border gives new life to old books in his latest series titled Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs. The artist, who is no stranger to breathing new life into inanimate objects, utilizes his handcrafted technique of…
Gemstone crafter Skullis hand-carved this glowing life-sized skull entirely out of microscopic crystals with colorful bands of blues and purples that run throughout it. Just below its smooth and soft surface, the skull’s open top reveals a cluster of multifaceted crystals that lie beneath.
In addition to the skull's visually delightful interior and exterior, Skullis says…Continue
Believe it or not, these sculptures by Christopher David White are not made of wood. There are knots, twisting veins and even a mossy mildew to disguise the work. However, White uses only clay to create deceptively detailed ceramic sculptures that look impeccably like real wood. White explains, "I utilize trompe l’oeil as a stylistic choice to emphasize the concept that…Continue
Belgium-based artist David Mesguich’s newest public sculpture, Pressure 1.0, is the second of his outdoor, larger-than-life geometric installations. Much like his first project, Luz 1.0, Mesguich uses angular pieces of polyurethane and recycled plastic to construct…
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West Virginia-based artist Brett Kern has mastered the art of illusion with handcrafted ceramic sculptures that deceptively look like inflatable toys. Each figure in this ongoing series of work presents a set of whimsically simple characters, be it a minimalist dinosaur or a cartoonish astronaut. With additional details including its shiny glaze, a cleverly placed air valve, and the painted…
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AfrikaBurn is an annual event held in the deserts of the Tankwa Karoo in South Africa that invites artists to display their work and then eventually light it up in a blaze of glory, in true Burning Man fashion. The regional event, which most recently hosted approximately 6,500 people,…
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Ships, monsters, and mermaids pop out of books handcrafted by Delta, Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown (aka wetcanvas). Taking inspiration from the materials themselves, each three-dimensional scene the sculptor constructs reflects popular works of fiction. Whether it's a calm depiction of an outing from The…
Added by Pinar on January 24, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Expectant parents are often eager to meet their child, treasuring their ultrasound until the bundle of joy's arrival. Now, a company called 3D Babies is offering excited parents-in-waiting a three-dimensional replica of their unborn fetus in the womb. The customized models, which are created through 3D printing technology, use 3D/4D ultrasound images to recreate each customer's baby, reflecting…Continue
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Sculptor Randall Rosenthal specializes in turning single blocks of wood into intricately detailed sculptures of ordinary objects. Each piece is carefully and painstakingly whittled down from a solitary woodblock and meticulously painted to give the illusion of anything from a cardboard box full of money to a disheveled stack of comic books.
The artist's collection…Continue
Istanbul-based Turkish sculptor Selçuk Yılmaz has constructed a 6-foot-tall, 10-foot-long majestic lion out of nearly 4,000 pieces of scrap metal that is aptly dubbed Aslan (Lion). Taking close to a year to complete the incredible sculpture, the artist hand-cut and hammered each metallic component into shape until they worked in unison to form the proud king of the jungle.
Sculptor Victoria of VMCreations (aka FarTooManyIdeas) has created a paper sculpture inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit featuring a menacing Smaug emerging from the hardcover book itself. The incredible, sharply scaled dragon can be seen circling around a Danish copy of the novel as a tiny figure,…
Tomohiro Inaba is a creative sculptor who produces eye-catching figures that look like they are disintegrating into thin air. The Japanese artist's steel sculptures titled Promise of Our Star and Next to the World are particularly effective in the visual illusion. Each figure offers a duality that lies somewhere between solid sculpture and…Continue
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British-born James Doran-Webb created these incredible life-size horses out of salvaged driftwood as a part of an ongoing series of animal sculptures. Fascinated by the representation of motion in sculpture, he strives to generate a strong sense of energy in every animal he…
Added by Noel Kat on January 6, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Solar Flare is the newest sculptural collaboration by Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett that features a dynamic spherical structure mimicking the sun. The shimmering orb has yellow acrylic rods spiking out in every direction like sun rays, simulating a spectacular explosion of light.
Brown tells us that the interactive piece is…Continue
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As far as light sculptures go, this one is truly one of a kind. Visit the newest Louis Vuitton store in the Shinjuku area and you won't be able to miss this incredible chandelier by Korean contemporary artist Do Ho Suh. The stunning artwork called Cause and Effect, first seen on our website…Continue
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Maternal Hands is an anamorphic sculpture by Johannesburg-born, London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz that features a distorted figure whose reflection in a central cylinder reveals a metallic pair of hands. With two pieces swirling around the pole, rising from the…
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