Tag: wood

Jun 10, 2014

The Met Just Released 400,000 Hi-Res Images of their Collection

The Met Just Released 400,000 Hi-Res Images of their Collection

Here are 40 outstanding highlights from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recently released collection of 400,000 high-resolution digital images. On 16 May 2014, Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that more than 400,000 images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly…

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Jun 5, 2014

These Were Made with Everyday Toothpicks

These Were Made with Everyday Toothpicks

Bob Morehead is an American artist working out of Virginia Beach, Virginia. For over 30 years Bob has used toothpicks, glue and a lot of patience to create intricate sculptures and buildings. His largest undertaking, Toothpick City, is made from over 100,000 toothpicks. The city project has been ongoing for over eight years! To…

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May 13, 2014

This Guy Used 50,000 Pieces of Wood and Made Himself a Wooden Beetle

This Guy Used 50,000 Pieces of Wood and Made Himself a Wooden Beetle

Photograph by Dado Ruvic/REUTERS The International Business Times recently reported on a 71-year-old Bosnian car enthusiast that transformed his Volkswagen Beetle into a work of art over a two-year period. Photograph by Dado Ruvic/REUTERS The avid VW Beetle fan created the wooden car from over 50,000 separate pieces of oak, including thousands…

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Apr 24, 2014

From Beams to Branches by Henrique Oliveira

From Beams to Branches by Henrique Oliveira

In this incredible installation by Henrique Oliveira (featured previously), we see architectural beams and columns morph into tree branches. Entitled Baitogogo, the 2,200 sq ft (204 sq. m) site-specific installation was on display from 21 June 2013 to 9 September 2013 at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. According to dezeen: The large installation was…

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Mar 31, 2014

A Giant Globe Made Entirely of Matches

A Giant Globe Made Entirely of Matches

American artist Andy Yoder created this incredible world globe made entirely of matches. Completed in 2014 after two years of work, the sculpture, entitled Early One Morning, measures an impressive 42″ in diameter. The frame is made from cardboard and foam inside a plywood skeleton. Each match is glued at the bottom to the…

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Mar 20, 2014

A Block of Wood Carved Into a Stack of Papers and Magazines

A Block of Wood Carved Into a Stack of Papers and Magazines

Randall Rosenthal (featured previously) is an American artist well known for his hyperrealistic wood sculptures carved from a single block of wood. After receiving his BFA from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Rosenthal actually began his career as a surrealist painter. While he has shifted to sculpture he still incorporates his talents…

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Mar 4, 2014

Hyperrealistic ‘Wood’ Sculptures that are Actually Made of Ceramic

Hyperrealistic ‘Wood’ Sculptures that are Actually Made of Ceramic

Christopher David White is an American artist that creates hyperrealistic sculptures that explore themes of growth and decay. Many of his sculptures are made from ceramic, further brought to life with acrylic paint. In his artist statement, White explains: With nature undergoing a perpetual transformation, everything derived from nature is subject to the same…

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