Katie hosmer's Blog Posts Tagged 'sculpture' (64)

Large Coral Reef Sculpture Raises Conservation Awareness

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…


Added by katie hosmer on April 23, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Delicate Seeds Arranged Into Undulating Organic Sculptures

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…


Added by katie hosmer on March 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Amazing Animal Sculptures Created with Welded Flatware

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…


Added by katie hosmer on March 5, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Chinese Dresses Covered with 20,000 Porcelain Butterflies

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…


Added by katie hosmer on November 21, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Old Junk Repurposed Into Playfully Detailed Bug Sculptures

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…


Added by katie hosmer on November 21, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

40-Foot Hand-Carved Sculpture Earns Guinness World Record

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…


Added by katie hosmer on November 20, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Intricate Wire Sculptures Playfully Form Dramatic Shadows

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…


Added by katie hosmer on November 6, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Incredibly Detailed Illuminated Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry

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…


Added by katie hosmer on October 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Artist Uses Shotgun Shells to Create Provocative Art Forms

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

Human Organs Formed with Wild Plant Arrangements


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…


Added by katie hosmer on October 29, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Terracotta Daughters Bring Awareness to Gender Preferences in China

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…


Added by katie hosmer on October 15, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Unique Natural Sculptures Blend Layers of Stone with Glass

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,…


Added by katie hosmer on October 13, 2013 at 10:06am — 2 Comments

Interlocked Coins Form Complex Geometric Sculptures

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

Amazingly Realistic Sugar Sculptures in the Female Form

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,…


Added by katie hosmer on October 3, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Three-Dimensional Trees Formed with Layers of Painted Glass

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

9,000 Human Sand Silhouettes Serve as a Reminder of D-Day

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…


Added by katie hosmer on September 25, 2013 at 8:00am — 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…


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

Complex Geometric Sculptures Mimic Molecular Motion

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

Incredibly Detailed Faces Formed Out of Wonder Bread


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

Incredibly Lifelike Sculptures Built With Old Typewriter Parts

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


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