All Blog Posts Tagged 'sculpture' (526)

Playful Animal Sculptures Made of Salvaged Materials



The Small Forest is an exhibition featuring a series of animal sculptures by Japanese artist Natsumi Tomita created with found objects and salvaged scraps. Using anything from a broken umbrella and bike parts to discarded cans and kitchen utensils, the gifted sculptor manages to reproduce the likeness of various creatures with a playfully creative aesthetic.

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Added by Pinar on September 4, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

China's Legendary "Dreaming of the Tiger Spring" Sculpture



Located at the foot of Daci Hill in the Hangszou, Zhejiang province of China lies the scenic Hupao Spring, also known as the Dreaming of the Tiger Spring. The picturesque landscape features an eye-catching sculpture of a man, seemingly caught in a slumber as two tigers creep their way down the rocks towards him. Despite the imminent danger one may predict for an…

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Added by Pinar on September 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Incredible Bronze Hand Sculptures by Bruce Nauman



Fifteen Pairs of Hands is a sculptural installation by artist Bruce Nauman featuring 15 white bronze sculptures of dismembered hands frozen in various positions. Each piece is presented atop its own steel base coated in white paint as a set of disembodied hands interacting with one another. Nauman's fascination with hands and the various forms they can take on is evident…

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Added by Pinar on September 2, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Multiple Angles of One Man Displayed on Giant Spheres

Melbourne-based Australian artist Justine Khamara explores the visual shift of two-dimensional photographs presented on three-dimensional spheres for her series titled now I am a radiant people and Erysichthon's Ball. Each sculptural work features a dizzying number of images of one subject from various angles.

The cutout head…

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Added by Pinar on September 1, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments

Catastrophic Disasters Recreated as Layered Sculptures



Israeli artist Eyal Gever explores catastrophic events through his art. In his pieces known simply as Nuclear Bomb and Large Scale Smoke, he fabricates the fiery mushroom cloud that forms from an atomic explosion and the suffocating carbon and debris that billows from a volcanic eruption, respectively. Gever explains his fascination with disaster by saying, "My…

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Added by Pinar on August 30, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Lifelike Wooden Sculpture of a Young Boy and His Teddy

Austria-born, Germany-based sculptor Mario Dilitz creates realistic figurative sculptures out of wood that evoke an intense sense of vulnerability. The latest piece in the artist's body of work, known as Best Friend, depicts a tender character—a young boy holding onto his teddy bear. Standing atop a short pedestal made of laminated wood in the same likeness as the boy's…

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Added by Pinar on August 27, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Incredible Wood Sculptures Boast Bold Blocks of Color



Italian sculptor Willy Verginer continues to amaze us with his incredible wood sculptures accented with bright, bold acrylic paint. Each figure in the artist's growing collection of work is carved down from a large, solid block of linden wood. Verginer first uses a chainsaw to…

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Added by Pinar on August 26, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Towering Spider Sculpture Reflects a Mother's Strength



Maman is an incredible, intimidating sculpture resembling a giant spider by the late French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois (aka Spiderwoman). The towering structure, whose title translates as Mother in French, is an homage to the artist's own mother who passed away when she was 21 years old. While the image of a spider is often associated with unsettling creepiness, the idea…

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Added by Pinar on August 20, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Surreal Wire Drawings of Eyes by Sophie Ryder



UK-based artist Sophie Ryder is a brilliant sculptor who works primarily with wire. Her large-scale wire drawings are like three-dimensional sketches that are simultaneously transparent and opaque. Her series of works depicting eyes are especially intriguing and captivating. They are, no pun intended, eye-catching.

The artist's piece, simply titled Eye, presents a realistic…

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Added by Pinar on August 17, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments

Organic and Mechanical Hybrid Sculptures by Pierre Matter

French sculptor Pierre Matter's body of work thematically revolves around the surreal idea of featuring a combination of organic and mechanical materials in one entity. His sculptures reflect a robotic evolution of living beings and animals, transforming their likeness into multilayered cyborgs. The artist's mythological, mechanized creatures re-evaluate the way one interprets…

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Added by Pinar on August 15, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Incredible Sculptures Made From Only One Block of Ice



Fairbanks, Alaska hosts the World Ice Art Championships every year and this year's contestants did not disappoint. The 2013 edition featured over 70 teams of sculptors from all around the world. They took part in several contests in the month-long event, though some of the most impressive pieces seem to derive from the…

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Added by Pinar on August 14, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Neo-Romantic Sculptures of Different Women Made with Same Bust

Toronto-based artist Gosia explores the three-dimensional world of sculpting live models while incorporating her fantasy-driven imagination. Using one original bust, the sculptor molds each of her neoromantic creations from her template and accents them with different accessories that reflect the characters she envisions in her mind.

Having just recently completely…

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Added by Pinar on August 14, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Playful Sculptures of Intricately Detailed Miniature People



Oslo-based Norwegian artist Benedicte Lyssand creates intricately detailed miniature sculptures of ordinary people for her series titled Minorities. Each tiny, metallic figure is engaged in an often laborious activity that utilizes objects found in our normal lives. These minuscule men playfully use a spool of thread, twice their size, to sew and collect snowflakes the size of their…

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Added by Pinar on August 6, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Surreal Symbolic Sculptures by Michael Alfano

Hopkinton, Massachusetts-based sculptor Michael Alfano creates surreal sculptures that use the human body and face to interpret philosophical ideas. The gifted artist's creations blur the line between figurative and abstract as each piece incorporates elements of both to present a thought-provoking structure. Alfano says, "The best art engages, generates discussion, and brings about…

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Added by Pinar on August 5, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Pixelated Sculpture of a Girl Installed at a Train Station

Maya is a pixelated sculptural installation of a little girl at Platform 1 at the Bristol Temple Meads train station by University of West of England's Senior Research Fellow Luke Jerram. The figure is modeled after the artist's own daughter by the same name. Using the camera and software in an Xbox Kinect to capture and create his ambitious project, Jerram explores the modern world…

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Added by Pinar on August 1, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

LEGO Librarians with Unique, Quirky Personalities

“I singlehandedly manage the library’s blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and all our other damn marketing projects.”



When University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Instruction & Reference Librarian Joe Hardenbrook, aka Mr. Library Dude, discovered that LEGO had created a stereotypical figure of a…

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Added by Pinar on July 30, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mesmerizing Sculptures Celebrate Art in Public Spaces

The Arts Initiative is a new collective that strives to redefine public spaces by filling those spaces with contemporary visual art. The group's first installation will soon be revealed in celebration of the opening of the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, an historic shopping center located just minutes…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Giant Moving Lotus Flower Looks Like It's Breathing



Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa works with themes of nature on a grandiose scale. His large sculptural installations, Breathing Flower and Red Lotus, each exhibit an enormous lotus flower made of red fabric. In Asian cultures, the lotus represents purity and grace and Choi combines its image with the color red, a hue most associated with good fortune and…

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Added by Pinar on July 22, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

New Steel Wire Sculpture Illusion by Gavin Worth



Cairo, Egypt-based artist Gavin Worth has come out with a brand new sculpture illusion. Recently, he traveled to Las Cruces, New Mexico where he created this work about hope. Using 125 steel bars that stood over 6 feet high, he bent them by hand until he reached his desired…

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Added by alice on July 22, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

30 Unique Shanks Created in 30 Days



Shank Shack is a sculptural project by designers Chen Chen and Kai Williams in which the duo sought to create 30 shanks in 30 days. Their handmade creations, each a unique specimen of craftsmanship, displays the many ways that ordinary materials can be transformed into lethal weapons. From a toothbrush fitted with a razored stainless steel blade to mirrored glass being…

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Added by Pinar on July 22, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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