Pinar's Blog Posts Tagged 'sculpture' (309)

Stark White Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster



Kaikoura, New Zealand-based sculptor Ben Foster creates modern, inorganic renderings of animals that boast a geometric design. Each sculpture in his portfolio, whether it be a seal balancing an invisible ball, a horse standing in place, or a dog howling at the moon, blurs the lines between the real and abstract. They also each incite spectators to shift their positions to get the…

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Added by Pinar on February 23, 2014 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Incredible Brick Sculptures by Brad Spencer

Reidsville, North Carolina-based artist Brad Spencer works with bricks to produce eye-catching, figurative sculptures. Each piece of work in the sculptor's growing collection is an intriguing look at a common medium used in an unconventional way. The fact that bricks are typically an architectural material whose visual shapes rarely extend beyond anything more than a boxy wall…

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Added by Pinar on February 22, 2014 at 9:45am — 2 Comments

420,000 Matchsticks Form Lord of the Rings' Minas Tirith



Artist Pat Acton of Matchstick Marvels has constructed a massive model of Minas Tirith, the fictional city within the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, with 420,000 matchsticks. The Iowa native, who has been working with matchsticks since he graduated from college back in 1977, uses techniques acquired through experience with the material of choice to assemble…

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Added by Pinar on February 21, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Honeybees Cover Porcelain Sculptures in Honeycombs



Canadian artist Aganetha Dyck has a grand appreciation for both art and bees. Driven by her innate fondness, she manages to combine the two in an interspecies collaboration that results in porcelain sculptures cloaked in honeycombs. The artist provides her buzzing little friends with custom-designed apiary feeder boards and hive blankets, where she introduces the figurines and…

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Added by Pinar on February 20, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mesmerizing GIFs of a Mechanical Model of the Solar System



Designer Ken Condal built a mesmerizing orrery (mechanical model of the solar system) with multiple handcrafted gears, wooden and acrylic spheres, and the mechanical engineering help of David Clark. Like a tiny kinetic sculpture, the structure takes motion through a carefully constructed system of gears, which are activated through a winding lever at the bottom.

The multilayered orrery includes…

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Added by Pinar on February 17, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Incredible Sculptures at New Zealand Sandcastle Competition



The 3rd New Zealand Sandcastle Competition took place over the weekend, on February 8th, drawing in crowds of participants and viewers. Both professional and amateur sandcastle builders took part in the fun summer festivities on New Brighton Beach, constructing their elaborate designs with unique methods of molding grains of sand together and carving into the fragile…

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Added by Pinar on February 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Giant Horse Head Sculptures Transform the Scottish Skyline



The Kelpies is an enormous installation consisting of two giant horse head sculptures by artist Andy Scott. The 100-foot-tall structures, which were eight years in the making, are inspired by a legend from the artist's Scottish background that tells of a water spirit that takes the shape of a horse. More than just a pair of broncos to Scott, the sculptures serve as monuments of the…

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Added by Pinar on January 31, 2014 at 11:29pm — 3 Comments

Terry Border Brings Old Books to Life with Wire

1984 by George Orwell

Artist Terry Border gives new life to old books in his latest series titled Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs. The artist, who is no stranger to breathing new life into inanimate objects, utilizes his handcrafted technique of…

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Added by Pinar on January 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Mind-Boggling Ceramic Sculptures Look Like Inflatable Toys



West Virginia-based artist Brett Kern has mastered the art of illusion with handcrafted ceramic sculptures that deceptively look like inflatable toys. Each figure in this ongoing series of work presents a set of whimsically simple characters, be it a minimalist dinosaur or a cartoonish astronaut. With additional details including its shiny glaze, a cleverly placed air valve, and the painted…

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Added by Pinar on January 25, 2014 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Most Incredible Sculptures of AfrikaBurn 2013



AfrikaBurn is an annual event held in the deserts of the Tankwa Karoo in South Africa that invites artists to display their work and then eventually light it up in a blaze of glory, in true Burning Man fashion. The regional event, which most recently hosted approximately 6,500 people,…

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Added by Pinar on January 25, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Artist Transforms Books into Exciting Sculptural Stories



Ships, monsters, and mermaids pop out of books handcrafted by Delta, Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown (aka wetcanvas). Taking inspiration from the materials themselves, each three-dimensional scene the sculptor constructs reflects popular works of fiction. Whether it's a calm depiction of an outing from The…

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Added by Pinar on January 24, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Custom 3D Fetus Sculptures Made from Ultrasound Images

Expectant parents are often eager to meet their child, treasuring their ultrasound until the bundle of joy's arrival. Now, a company called 3D Babies is offering excited parents-in-waiting a three-dimensional replica of their unborn fetus in the womb. The customized models, which are created through 3D printing technology, use 3D/4D ultrasound images to recreate each customer's baby, reflecting…

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Added by Pinar on January 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ordinary Objects Are Actually Single Woodblock Sculptures



Sculptor Randall Rosenthal specializes in turning single blocks of wood into intricately detailed sculptures of ordinary objects. Each piece is carefully and painstakingly whittled down from a solitary woodblock and meticulously painted to give the illusion of anything from a cardboard box full of money to a disheveled stack of comic books.

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Added by Pinar on January 19, 2014 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

Incredibly Majestic Lion Made of 4,000 Metal Scraps



Istanbul-based Turkish sculptor Selçuk Yılmaz has constructed a 6-foot-tall, 10-foot-long majestic lion out of nearly 4,000 pieces of scrap metal that is aptly dubbed Aslan (Lion). Taking close to a year to complete the incredible sculpture, the artist hand-cut and hammered each metallic component into shape until they worked in unison to form the proud king of the jungle.

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Added by Pinar on January 17, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Incredible Smaug Book Sculpture Pops Off the Page



Sculptor Victoria of VMCreations (aka FarTooManyIdeas) has created a paper sculpture inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit featuring a menacing Smaug emerging from the hardcover book itself. The incredible, sharply scaled dragon can be seen circling around a Danish copy of the novel as a tiny figure,…

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Added by Pinar on January 15, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Surreal Sculptures of Disintegrating Animals

Tomohiro Inaba is a creative sculptor who produces eye-catching figures that look like they are disintegrating into thin air. The Japanese artist's steel sculptures titled Promise of Our Star and Next to the World are particularly effective in the visual illusion. Each figure offers a duality that lies somewhere between solid sculpture and…

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Added by Pinar on January 9, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Shimmering Sun Sculpture Gives Illusion of Warmth in Calgary



Solar Flare is the newest sculptural collaboration by Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett that features a dynamic spherical structure mimicking the sun. The shimmering orb has yellow acrylic rods spiking out in every direction like sun rays, simulating a spectacular explosion of light.

Brown tells us that the interactive piece is…

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Added by Pinar on January 5, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Sculpture of Two Hands Incredibly Reflected Through Anamorphism



Maternal Hands is an anamorphic sculpture by Johannesburg-born, London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz that features a distorted figure whose reflection in a central cylinder reveals a metallic pair of hands. With two pieces swirling around the pole, rising from the…

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Added by Pinar on January 2, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Playful Book Sculptures Transform Their Environment



Madrid-based Spanish artist Alicia Martín first caught our eye with her incredible sculpture, titled Biografías, that looked like a haphazard parade of books flooding through the side of a building. Taking a look through her portfolio, it's easy to see that this artist has a keen eye for…

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Added by Pinar on December 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mountain Landscape Carved into Encyclopedia Britannica



Book sculptor Guy Laramée pays homage to the printed version of the Encyclopedia Britannica by carving into a 24-volume set of the informative series of books for his latest piece titled Adieu. With the physical publication of the encyclopedias coming to a halt after 244 years of…

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Added by Pinar on December 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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