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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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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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Like a dreamy setting straight out of a fairytale, Marseille-based artist Olivier Grossetête's delicate bridge floats over a pond, suspended by a trio of surreally inspired giant white balloons. Located in the Japanese Garden at Tatton Park in England for the Tatton Park Biennial, the piece titled Pont de…
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The Man Writing On Water is a sculptural installation by Belgium-based artist Jan Fabre that leaves much to be defined by its audience. The display features seven siliconed bronze sculptures of seemingly golden bathtubs, one of which has an equally metallic man seated in it with his index…
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Chicago-based bicycle parts company SRAM gives artists the opportunity to show how creative they can be by equipping them with a box of 100 bike components and challenging them to make something for their pART PROJECT competition. This year, over 80 artists have participated, contributing their inventive creations that range from figurative sculptures to abstract collages. Each piece presents an…
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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