Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'sculptures' (40)

Hundreds of Paper Birds Roost in an Origami Chimney



Inspired by the Vaux's swift, a species of birds that flock together in groups of 30 or more, and that build their nests in dark cavities, paper artist Bijian Fan has created this mesmerizing installation called Roosting . This particular work was inspired by the…

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Added by alice on April 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Breathtaking Bird Sculptures Made of Paper or Polymer



Beijing-born Bijian Fan creates breathtaking bird sculptures made with paper or polymer. As a child, Fan learned origami, or the art of paper folding, from his grandmother. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Mathematics as well as a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering but somehow found his way back towards art later in life. When he emigrated to the United States from China, art became…

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Added by alice on April 2, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Surreal Bronze Sculptures Reflect Heavy Human Emotions

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While you may know the name Andrew Myers as the Southern California-based artist who creates fascinating 3D portraits from thousands of screws, you may not know that he has a whole other body of work consisting of small bronze…

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Added by alice on November 19, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Mesmerizing Bicycle Sculptures Hover Over French Canal



This summer, French artist Guy Lorgeret put up a mesmerizing sculptural installation over a canal in Betton, France. Called Retour a Betton (Return to Betton), it shows figures on bicycles migrating from one bank to another, claiming their freedom and refusing to compete in a fictitious…

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Added by alice on October 15, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

10 Stunning Sculptures Parked Perfectly on the Beach

With the end of summer near, we thought it was the perfect time to look back and show you some stunning sculptures that come alive on the beach. Australia has two big sculpture festivals that sit on the sand, Swell, which is in Queensland from now till September 22nd, and Sculpture by the Sea on Bondi and Cottesloe beach. (Sculpture by the Sea also has a biennial exhibition in…

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Added by alice on September 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Massive Stick Sculptures Resemble Castles, Nests and Coccoons



Using nothing more than locally gathered twigs and saplings, artist Patrick Dougherty creates monumental stick sculptures that resemble everything from huge palaces and castles to (seemingly) habitable nests and cocoons. Over a career that spans more than three decades, Dougherty has made over 200 of these site-specific sculptures that, with the help of volunteers, each take at…

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Added by alice on September 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Amazing Driftwood Animal Sculptures by Jeffro Uitto

Even before we started to see these driftwood animal sculptures make their way across the web, we knew they were nothing short of amazing and that we had to write about them. Artist Jeffro Uitto finds lone slabs of driftwood along the coast of Washington and carves and saws them together until he creates incredible works of art. Interestingly, many of the tools he…

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Added by alice on July 9, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Color Bursting Optical Illusion Sculptures by Matt Moore



Artist Matt W. Moore just wrote to us to tell us about a massive new update he's done to his web portfolio that shows color bursting works he's created within the last two years. One of the most fun projects takes the optical…

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Added by alice on April 29, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Stunning 3D Glass Sculptures Inspired by Wind and Water

Over the past six years, artist Shayna Leib has been creating incredible sculptures that show the movement of wind and water over sea anemone-likelandscapes. Inspired by her travels, including her deep water dives, this Madison, Wisconsin-based artist designs these unique glass sculptures that appear like…

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Added by alice on April 17, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Prismatic Sculptures Made of Miles and Miles of Thread



By now, you've seen many incredible examples of Gabriel Dawe's unique rainbow-colored sculptures created using miles and miles of thread. Our first post about his stunning works was back in November 2010, and since that time Dawe has continuously put out…

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Added by alice on March 3, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dazzling Christmas Lights On a Spinning Ceiling Fan



Yesterday, Redditor CycleNinja blew people away when he posted these images that show what happens when you attach Christmas lights to a spinning ceiling fan. Of course, these are not your traditional Christmas lights, they're battery powered LEDs that were in one of their "blinking pattern modes."

When asked by a fellow Redditor if he could share pictures of the set-up, CycleNinja…

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Added by alice on December 18, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Top 10 Art Trends We’re Loving Right Now



These days, you don’t have to visit a museum to see inspiring works of art. The Internet has made appreciating artwork quick and easy, giving us an endless amount of eye-candy to enjoy. Finding what speaks to you is a whole new matter, sorting through all the different mediums like painting, sculpture, photography and installations is a huge undertaking in and of itself. That’s why,…

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Added by alice on October 31, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

140 Painted Fiberglass Bears Promote Unity in Paris



Today, Eugene, our very own COO, was walking with his friends near the Eiffel Tower when he spotted this delightful sculptural installation consisting of 140 fiberglass painted bear sculptures. From now till November 18, 2012, these colorful bears, approximately 6-feet high, will stand hand in hand at the Champ de Mars to mark two occasions - the 25th anniversary of the twinning cities of…

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Added by alice on October 29, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Gigantic Wooden Slat Animal Sculptures



Budapest, Hungary-born artist Gábor Miklós Szőke graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts only a few years ago, in 2010, yet he's already made a name for himself in the contemporary art world. Throughout the past few years, he's been creating massive sculptures by screwing wooden slats of various sizes together. To give you an idea of just how large his sculptures end…

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Added by alice on October 15, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Monumental Swirling Head Sculptures



Spanish artist Manolo Valdés is currently showing some beautifully impressive sculptures at The New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. Opened just last month and running until May 26, 2013, the exhibition, titled Manolo Valdés: Monumental Sculpture, includes seven bronze, steel and aluminum sculptures ranging in size from well over 17 feet…

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Added by alice on October 10, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Cancer Survivor's River Horse Sculptures Symbolize Perseverance



Out of 1,517 entries in 161 venues across 3 square miles, there is one installation that's causing quite a stir at Artprize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The world’s largest art competition has just completed its first round of voting and…

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Added by alice on October 1, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Powerful Nature-Infused Statues by Anna Gillespie

After we discovered Taste the Rain, the gorgeous bark sculpture by UK-artist Anna Gillespie, we knew we had to follow up with another post to show her full body of work. Taste the…

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Added by alice on October 1, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

12 Stunningly Surreal Sculptures

In the dictionary, the word surreal is defined as something unreal and fantastic or "having a oddly dreamlike quality." If surreal art can do anything, it can make us feel like we haven't woken up from a nightmare or a dream. More than that, however, it has the power of making the impossible suddenly seem possible. Though the cultural movement started back in the 1920s…

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Added by alice on September 17, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Mind-Blowing Matchstick Sculptures by Patrick Acton



Patrick Acton is behind some of the mind-blowing, highly detailed matchstick sculptures you'll ever see. Though as a child he always had a penchant for woodworking, it wasn't until he was fresh out of college when he built a small model of a country church and then one of the USS Constitution that he found that his wintertime hobby was now a full-fledged passion.

For…

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Added by alice on September 17, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments

Stunning Shredded Book Sculptures by Jukhee Kwon

Korean-born, London-based Jukhee Kwon is a rising new artist who's making a name for herself with these monumental sculptures that look as if pages of books are desperately trying to escape. One of her newest pieces was just displayed at a Korean contemporary art group show in Paris. The multi-level sculpture resembled a cascading waterfall shooting down the middle of…

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Added by alice on September 10, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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