UK-based graphic designer Thomas Wightman has created a series of sculptures that visually convey personal emotion through symbolic form. Specifically, he researched the thoughts and feelings of those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) because he says, "I want to create a voice for the sufferers [of OCD] and the emotions felt by them."
Each of the three…Continue
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Bring the beauty and mystery of nature right into your home with this lovely light sculpture by creative collaboration Hilden & Diaz. The two artists, Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz, blend their artistic interests by starting with what they describe as "existing cultural icons and basic elements, which they transform and modify to tamper with the common perception."
Italian artist Willy Verginer creates distinctly detailed wooden sculptures that are dipped into bright paints. Each piece is carved from a single piece of wood, and features young and old, male and female, and even animals. The final results are a strange mix of natural wood, stripes of bold colors and patterns, and detailed human figures that are incredibly lifelike.
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Born in Argentina, visual artist Gerardo Feldstein builds sculptures featuring wacky human figures with disproportionately large hands or feet. Made out of wire and wood, the pieces portray strangely intriguing moments when perspective is distorted.
Through his work, Feldstein challenges his viewers to make sense of what we see. The tiny headed figures with exaggerated features do all…Continue
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In this piece entitled Fear Expanded, by artists Ryan Everson and Jason Garcia, the idea of fear seems to vanish into a soothing and peaceful landscape. The pair decided to work on the project together, with Everson building the letters and then handing them off to Garcia to further develop them based on his own personal vision. The final results are these four large wooden letters…
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Al-Warqaa is a sculpture created by artist Adel Abidin. Currently based in Helsinki, the Iraqi artist says the piece was "inspired by Ibn Sina’s poem (Avicenna) where he makes an analogy between ‘soul’ and ‘dove’ by comparing the journey of the soul with the flight of a dove." The piece was commissioned by United Arab Emirates-based Barjeel Art Foundation and was recently exhibited as part…
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As part of the 2010 Setouchi Triennale art festival in Japan, Musashino Art University students created this woolly mammoth sculpture completely out of straw. The installation was a collaboration with local farmers, who donated the rice straw after the harvest. The students built the installation directly in those same harvested fields for everyone to enjoy. In…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Husband and wife team Patty and Allen Eckman share a passion for art and design. Since 1988, the duo have perfected the process of cast paper sculpture, in which they create intricate three-dimensional casts. Based in South Dakota, Patty and Allen say they find inspiration for their art in the landscape, the wildlife, and the history of their surroundings. In particular, many…
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Artist Sukhi Barber was born in England and, from a very young age, she was always interested in pursuing her artistic passions. After attending art school and completing her formal training in sculpture, she traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, and spent twelve years studying what she describes as the "timeless quality of peace and balance that she found in the art of Asia."
Added by Katie Hosmer on March 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Over the past 20 years, Vermont-based artist Luciana Frigerio has developed an extensive black and white photography portfolio. However, recently, she has turned her attention to paper art, using books as the foundation for her unique Folded Book Sculptures. She says, "I cut, fold, and play with books and paper whenever I can."
For the original artwork, Frigerio uses…Continue
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Artist Andrea Myers explores two- and three-dimensional space through painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Working mainly with fabric and paper, Myers says, "I feel my work is dependent upon various processes, such as cutting as drawing, the relationship between deconstruction and construction, and the inherent malleability and vulnerability of my chosen…Continue
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From a distance, these ballerina sculptures seem elegant and peaceful, a beautiful representation of a graceful dance form. However, upon closer investigation, the wire sculptures might actually send a shiver down your spine. Based in Johannesburg, artist Regardt van deer Meulen formed the figures out of steel as an illustration of the vulnerable human body. They stand…
Added by Katie Hosmer on March 11, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
We don't know much about self-taught sculptor Nino Orlandi, but what we do know is that he can create some magnificent stories through his elaborately carved wood. From a very young age, the Italian artist has been passionate about sculpture and, although he had to put it aside for many years, he has spent the past 13 years dedicated to his passion for the art form.
This series of…Continue
In the fall of 2012, Brooklyn-based artist group FAILE, a collaboration between artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, unveiled this permanent public installation entitled Wolf Within. Standing approximately 16.5 feet tall, the sculpture consists of fiberglass, steel, and granite, and is located at the site of the National Garden Park in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
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It seems impossible, but Italian sculptor Mario Ceroli is an artist who successfully captured the essence of an ocean wave and brought that magnificence indoors for everyone to enjoy. For more than 40 years, the Rome-based artist has produced all kinds of sculpted environmental wonders with materials like wood and glass.
The silhouetted shapes mimic the movement of the ocean, in…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on February 28, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Italian artist Nicola Bolla is best known for transforming beautiful materials into memorably crude sculptures that explore mortality. His hauntingly compelling installations involve skull heads, piles of loose bones, and other death-related objects that are completely coated with sparkling Swarovski crystals. In the artist's book, entitled Empireo, we are taken on a visual…
Added by Katie Hosmer on February 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Florida-based artist Celeste Roberge is fascinated with creating art where there is an intersection of geological time and human time. She identifies the layers of history and memory that exist within everything, from people, to furniture, to natural materials found in the world around us. The artist says she creates sculptures where "the presence of matter and materiality is dominant," and…
Added by Katie Hosmer on February 7, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
UK-based artist Nic Joly uses toy figures, wire, paper, paint, clay, and any inspiring objects that catch his eye, to create these clever and tiny little worlds completely by hand. The artist is motivated by all aspects of…Continue
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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…
Added by Katie Hosmer on December 5, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
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