Tag: models

Mar 25, 2014

Staple Metropolises by Peter Root

Staple Metropolises by Peter Root

In two projects entitled, Ephemicropolis (2010) and Low-Rise (2006), late artist Peter Root used stacks of staples broken into various sizes to create miniature metropolises. For Ephemicropolis, Root used approximately 100,000 staples over a floor area of 20 x 10 feet (600 x 300 cm). The installation took a very steady hand and roughly…

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Feb 20, 2014

Minas Tirith Made From 420,000 Matchsticks

Minas Tirith Made From 420,000 Matchsticks

Minas Tirith (aka the White City and City of the Kings) is the capital of Gondor, a fictional city and castle from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Completed in 2010 after three years of work, artist Pat Acton recreated the famed city using 420,000 meticulously placed matchsticks and a lot of glue. He used an additional…

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Feb 5, 2014

Miniature Models of Famous Artists in their Studios

Miniature Models of Famous Artists in their Studios

Joe Fig is an American painter and sculptor who began exploring artists’ working methods by interviewing over 50 artists, asking the same 15 questions of each. The intimate insights gleaned from the interviews led Fig to create meticulously crafted miniature models or dioramas of the artists at work in their studios. It also culminated…

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Dec 5, 2013

Artist Transforms a Single Room into a Series of Surreal Fantasy Worlds

Artist Transforms a Single Room into a Series of Surreal Fantasy Worlds

JeeYoung Lee is a Korean artist currently living in Seoul. A recent graduate of Hongik University, Lee transforms her small studio space into a series of surreal fantasy worlds. None of the images below are photoshopped. Everything is built and created in the same small room that measures a modest 11.8′ x 13.5′ x…

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Nov 7, 2013

Gigantic Human Organs Made from Glass

Gigantic Human Organs Made from Glass

Designer Sigga Heimis is currently presenting glass organs prototyped and created with GlassLab in an exhibition at Designgalleriet in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibition (October 30 – November 15, 2013) presents gigantic glass hearts, lungs and brains to bring awareness to organ donation. Sigga Heimis has been working with GlassLab since 2007 at ArtBasel Miami.…

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Oct 21, 2013

Isaac Cordal’s Miniature City in Ruins Installation in Nantes, France

Isaac Cordal's Miniature City in Ruins Installation in Nantes, France

Earlier this year, artist Isaac Cordal (previously featured here and here) unveiled one of his most ambitious installations to date, entitled, Follow the leaders. Located in Nantes, France, the project took three months of planning. The installation occupies a 20 m x 18 m (65 x 59 ft) space consisting of over 2000 individual…

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Oct 17, 2013

Recreating the Past with Model Cars and Forced Perspective

Recreating the Past with Model Cars and Forced Perspective

Artist Michael Paul Smith – Self Portrait For the last 25 years, Michael Paul Smith has used model cars, forced perspective and custom-built miniature displays in real-world settings to create Elgin Park, Smith’s version of a mid 20th century American town Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently living in New England, Smith’s model-making skills…

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Jul 19, 2013

You Can Now Print 3D Mini Replicas of Yourself

You Can Now Print 3D Mini Replicas of Yourself

Photograph by TWINKIND Based in Hamburg, Germany, Twinkind is a technology company that offers miniature 3D printed versions of yourself. Using a custom-engineered photogrammetry 3D scanner, a replica of yourself is made from a high performance composite powder. You can even choose the size of your ‘mini-me’ in seven different scales from around 15cm…

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Jul 17, 2013

Mind-Blowing Mixed Media Assemblages by Kris Kuksi

Mind-Blowing Mixed Media Assemblages by Kris Kuksi

“A post-industrial Rococo master, Kris Kuksi obsessively arranges characters and architecture in asymmetric compositions with an exquisite sense of drama. Instead of stones and shells he uses screaming plastic soldiers, miniature engine blocks, towering spires and assorted debris to form his landscapes. The political, spiritual and material conflict within these shrines is enacted under…

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May 24, 2013

World’s Largest LEGO Model is a 5.3m Piece X-Wing

World's Largest LEGO Model is a 5.3m Piece X-Wing

Photograph by LEGO On May 23, 2013, LEGO unveiled the world’s largest LEGO model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO® Star Wars™ X-Wing starfighter, in New York’s Times Square. The massive replica took 32 master builders, five million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete. The model weighs nearly 20,865 kilograms (46,000 pounds),…

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