Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'sculpture' (78)

The Enormous Astronaut Sculpture at Coachella



Chances are, that if you have a friend who attended the first weekend of the music and art festival Coachella this year, you've already seen this huge astronaut sculpture. Los Angeles-based company Poetic Kinetic Inc. is behind Escape Velocity, a 36-foot-tall monumental mobile sculpture that's kinetic. That means this fun-in-the-sun loving astronaut has…

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Added by alice on April 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Stunning Swimming Sculpture is Carved From a Single Piece of Wood



It may be hard to believe, but this stunning sculpture was carved from a single piece of wood. Artist Stefanie Rocknak, who you may remember as the creator of that ghostly Edgar Allan Poe sculpture, is behind this fascinating figurative work. Slightly larger than…

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Added by alice on April 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Do Ho Suh's New Swirling Chandelier of 42,000 Figures

As far as light sculptures go, this one is truly one of a kind. Visit the newest Louis Vuitton store in the Shinjuku area and you won't be able to miss this incredible chandelier by Korean contemporary artist Do Ho Suh. The stunning artwork called Cause and Effect, first seen on our website…

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Added by alice on January 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Surreal Sculptures are in Search of Their Missing Pieces

Who hasn't gone on a trip and felt like they had left something behind? In September, to celebrate the city of Marseille's status as the European Capital of Culture 2013, French artist Bruno Catalano displayed ten life-size, figurative sculptures at the port of Marseille. Inspired by travel, his surreal bronze sculptures represent a world citizen who's in…

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Added by alice on November 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Massive Fabric Sculpture is Life-Size Home within Home

One of our favorite contemporary artists has just come out with his largest work to date. Do Ho Suh is a Korean sculptor and installation artist who's known for his thought-provoking sculptures that often have to do with migration and personal space. These themes reflect his own move from his homeland of Seoul, South Korea to New York.

At the National Museum of Modern and…

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Added by alice on November 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

New 3D Octopus Painting with Twisting Tentacles



One of our favorite modern-day illusionists, Keng Lye, has just come out with a new 3D painting that's out of this world! Using just acrylic and resin, the Singapore-based artist has created this red octopus sculpture that looks like its head is emerging from the water. As mentioned before,…

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Added by alice on November 3, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Spotted in LA: The Incredible Hyper-Realistic Sculpture of Abraham Lincoln



This weekend in Los Angeles, at the Beyond Eden art festival, we came face to face with that unbelievable, hyper-realistic sculpture of Abraham Lincoln we posted about back in June. Hollywood make-up effects artist Kazuhiro Tsuji created this magnificent 3D portrait of the…

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Added by alice on October 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Spooky Ice Sculptures Inspired by Edvard Munch's Famous Painting



It's October which means we're featuring a full month of spooky art! This stunning scene of headless female sculptures, created with snow and ice, was inspired by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch's famous painting, "Girls on the Bridge." As part of Norway's "Munch in Snow and Ice" exhibit in 2011, artist…

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Added by alice on October 2, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Massive Bronze Figure Fallen From the Sky

As you all know, we love a good illusion especially when it involves giant sculptures like this! Artist David Breur-Weil is currently showcasing Alien as part of the Beyond Limits exhibition at Chatsworth House in the UK. This massive bronze sculpture looks as if a mysterious figure has fallen from the sky!

“I have always been fascinated by the idea that we…

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Added by alice on September 24, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Giant Partying Aardvark is a Playground for Kids

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has been on a tear lately with his gargantuan sculptures. His giant floating rubber duck that sailed around Hong Kong is now in…

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Added by alice on September 22, 2013 at 11:00am — 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

New Mysterious Book Sculpture Pops Up in Edinburgh

The mysterious book sculptor strikes again! Remember those amazing book sculptures that an anonymous artist sent to libraries, bookshops and museums across Edinburgh? A new one has just popped up and this one is as whimsical as can be. A…

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Added by alice on June 19, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

100+ Whimsical Bronze Sculptures Inhabit the NYC Subway

If you've been to NYC within the past 10 years or so, you may have seen this grand public art installation down in the NYC subway. Located in the 14th Street and 8th Avenue station are over 100 little cast-bronze sculptures depicting life in NYC. When artist Tom Otterness started the Life Underground installation back in 2002, he probably could never have imagined how…

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Added by alice on June 19, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Half Face, Half Hull Memorial Sculpture by Artist Brian Fell

Those visiting Cardiff Bay, in South Wales, UK can see this enormous public sculpture that looks remarkably different as you walk around it. Called the Merchant Seafarers' War Memorial, it combines two images into one. Using galvanized painted steel, artist Brian Fell created on one side, a human face, and on the other, a beached shipwecked hull, or the…

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Added by alice on June 12, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Surreal Head Sculpture Pops Up in Paris



Brussels, Belgium-based artist David Mesguich used polypropylene sheets or recycled plastic, to create a huge 4 x 3 x 2 meter sculpture of a woman's head. Called Luz 1.0, the futuristic-looking being symbolizes "the passage from one dimension to another, from the concrete to the mental world." Simply put, she is "trying to overcome physical boundaries."

In order to convey…

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Added by alice on May 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

First Look: New Sparkling Chain Link Fence Sculpture

When we first came across American artist Soo Sunny Park's gorgeous sculpture, called Capturing Resonance, we…

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Added by alice on May 8, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

1.4 Million Feet of Colorful Rope Transforms Madison Square Park



Visit New York's famous Madison Square Park starting today, May 2nd, through September 8th, to see how 1.4 million feet of rope - the total length equating to nearly 20 times the length of Manhattan - can be arranged to look like colorful waves. Brooklyn, New York-based artist Orly Genger has taken repurposed rope collected from hundreds of miles up and down the eastern seaboard, covered…

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Added by alice on May 2, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Real Dandelions Surround LED Lights in Unique Chandeliers

Studio Drift is a company that brings together nature and technology in unique and unexpected ways. Their works encourage people to notice the little things we often take for granted or just happen to forget about. Fragile Future is a series of specially commissioned chandeliers that are made up of bronze, LED lights and actual dandelions. Real dandelion heads…

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Added by alice on April 30, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

A Surreal Walk Through the Clouds in Linz, Austria

Created by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya back in 2011, Cloud Parking is a magical installation that gave people a chance to walk through clouds or, depending on how you look at it, a heavy blanket of fog. (“Scientifically, cloud and fog are the same,” stated Nakaya, "but conceptually, there is a big difference." She describes fog as “an interactive media” which…

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Added by alice on April 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Miniature Sculptures Make Their Way Back to the Beach

Artist Anna Gillespie creates thought-provoking sculptures of the human form and its delicate relationship with nature. We saw this first with Taste the Rain, her ongoing series of surreal sculptures created from the material of fallen trees, and then again…

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

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