Our Changing Seas III is part of an ongoing series featuring large-scale coral reef sculptures by artist and ocean advocate Courtney Mattison, who finds herself turning to environmental science and marine biology to find inspiration for her artwork. The artist carefully shapes the coral from glazed stoneware and porcelain to mimic the beauty of nature, using chopsticks and…
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Seedscapes is a series of meticulously arranged organic sculptures by England-born artist Gowri Savoor. To create each natural formation, Savoor attaches a variety of plant and fruit seeds—including apple, pumpkin, and sunflower—to the ends of long stem wire and arranges them in undulating curves on a solid base.
Natural patterns emerge from the very purposeful…Continue
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Artist Gary Hovey uses his forks, knives, and spoons much differently than the rest of us. The Ohio-based artist builds intricate sculptures by cutting, welding, and shaping the stainless steel materials together into animal forms.
Upon first glance, the many wildlife figures, like birds, fish, and bears, have realistic shapes. It is only upon closer inspection that the…Continue
From afar, these beautifully designed Chinese dresses by artist Caroline Cheng are simple gowns covered with interesting patterns. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will be pleasantly surprised to discover that the fabric is actually covered with thousands of porcelain butterflies. Entitled Prosperity, the series is filled with intricate complexities that were…Continue
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French artist Edouard Martinet has an incredible talent for seeing bits and pieces of junk as more than just piles of trash. With great detail and precision, the artist assembles everything from bike chains and clock springs to old spoons and cake tins to form a variety of amazing bug sculptures.
Martinet's sculpting process is unique. Rather than soldering or welding the parts…Continue
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This huge wooden sculpture is an impressive display of the famous Chinese wood carver Zheng Chunhui's incredible hand-carving skills. Standing more than 40 feet long, almost 8 feet wide, and, at one point, 10 feet tall, the massive work of art was formed out of just one single log and was recently declared the world's longest wood sculpture by the Guinness Book of…
Real Virtuality is a visually complex project by German artist Moto Waganari that explores the definition of reality. Through the project, the artist challenges viewers' understanding of space with his three-dimensional human forms intricately sculpted out of wire.
Some fragmented, some complete, some acrobatically frozen in time, and others delicately posed in…Continue
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Along with his innovative, contemporary architecture designs, prize-winning architect and designer Frank Gehry also develops smaller, but still spectacular, concepts like these glowing Fish Lamps. The large fish sculptures are covered in jagged scales, which, when softly illuminated, cast glittery shadows throughout the room.
Constructed with wire metal, ColorCore formica, and…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on October 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Australian artist Linton Meagher constructs beautiful forms out of the most surprising human-made materials. Each one of these mosaic sculptures is composed from hundreds of empty shotgun shells, shotgun pellets, and acrylic in resin. The expressive pieces feature exaggerated colors and unexpected details that emerge from the perfectly arranged metal…
Added by katie hosmer on October 30, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
UK-based, Guatemalan-born artist Camila Carlow was not deterred by the complexity of the human body when she was developing her series Eye Heart Spleen. For the project, she transformed a handful of normally grotesque, bloody organs into an array of greenery and beautiful blossoms.
Carlow collected all of the wild plants during early…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on October 29, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
108 life-sized female sculptures stand at attention in this powerful exhibit created by multi-disciplinary artist Prune Nourry. Recently exhibited at the Magda Danysz Gallery in Shanghai, the installation was created to explore the gender preferences that exist in China and to "bring awareness to women’s seemingly unchangeable…
Tokyo-born artist Ramon Todo creates unexpected sculptures by drawing upon basic, solid materials found in nature. To create each piece, he first locates stones and bricks discovered on personal walks through various landscapes. He then removes segments of the stone, which symbolize the history of the land in which it originated, and replaces it with layers of aesthetically beautiful,…
When artist Robert Wechsler comes across a large number of coins, he doesn't just trade them in for dollar bills like everybody else. Instead, he sees an opportunity for art. Using quarters, dimes, and pennies, Wechsler recently developed this series of complex geometric forms,…
Added by katie hosmer on October 11, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Created by artist Joseph Marr, this series of Laura sculptures are lifelike human forms sculpted completely out of preserved sugar. Each piece features the same nude female, Laura Weyel, standing with a delicate rope that wraps around her shoulders and cascades to the floor. Glistening with light, the sugary substance,…Continue
Using delicate materials like layers of glass or paper, artist Ardan Özmenoğlu redefines everyday objects in her visually complex sculptures. In these tree sculptures, the Turkish artist breaks the object down into rows of hand-painted glass. A single sheet appears to be completely abstract, however, by combining the fragmented parts into repetitive rows, she gives new life to the…
Added by katie hosmer on October 1, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Just a few days ago, British artists Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley, of Sand In Your Eye, produced this incredibly powerful visual display at the D-Day landing beach of Arromanche in France. The two developed this concept, entitled The Fallen, in honor of International Peace Day (September 21) and as…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on September 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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German sculptor Julian Voss-Andreae merges his passions for both science and art to produce all kinds of awe-inspiring work. With a background in quantum physics, Voss-Andreae sees his art as an experimental way to interpret the microscopic world around us. He says, "An 'object' is something that lives completely in the paradigm of classical physics. But, for things that exist in the…
Added by katie hosmer on July 10, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Rather than eating her sandwiches, Polish artist Milena Korolczuk has recently taken to transforming them into tiny sculptures. Using Wonder Bread as her medium, the Oakland-based artist draws from iconic pop-culture, art, literature, and historic figures to inspire each detailed face. She uses slices of classic white Wonder Bread and a…
Added by katie hosmer on July 10, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Using old typewriter parts, Jeremy Mayer produces these complex sculptures of anatomically correct human figures and animals. The Oakland-based sculptor and illustrator collects the unwanted and antiquated machines and happily takes them apart in order to create something incredibly unique. He doesn't solder, weld, or glue the parts together, so the entire piece involves only…
Added by katie hosmer on July 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments