Tag: sculpture

May 18, 2013

Harmless Weapons Made from Plants

Harmless Weapons Made from Plants

In her series entitled Harm Less, artist Sonia Rentsch creatively assembles a variety of plant parts into various handguns and bullets. A 2002 graduate of industrial design from RMIT university (Australia), Rentsch has worked for a diverse range of clients including the L’oréal Melbourne fashion festival, the Sddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) & Christian Dior (UK).…

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May 15, 2013

A 500 pound Blue Crab made from Stained Glass

A 500 pound Blue Crab made from Stained Glass

Located at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is Callinectes Douglassi, a 500-pound blue crab made from stained glass by artist Jackie Leatherbury Douglass and her husband John in 1984. The 10 ft x 7 ft x 5 ft (3 x 2 x 1.5 meter) sculpture took over 5,500 man hours over a 14-month period…

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Apr 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Swarovski Giant

Picture of the Day: The Swarovski Giant

THE SWAROVSKI GIANT Photograph by Gegengoliath Wattens is a market town of 7,689 people, located in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is best known as the home of the Swarovski crystal glass company, the town’s main employer. In 1995, Swarovski celebrated its one-hundred-years jubilee by the establishment of the Swarovski Kristallwelten…

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Apr 25, 2013

11 Sculptures Crafted from Old Skateboard Decks

11 Sculptures Crafted from Old Skateboard Decks

Japanese artist Haroshi makes art pieces by recycling old skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Haroshi…

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Apr 23, 2013

3D Laser Cut Paper Art by Eric Standley

3D Laser Cut Paper Art by Eric Standley

Eric Standley is an artist and educator currently living and working in Virginia. In his incredible series of 3D laser cut paper art, Standley’s work is found at the intersection of art, technology, history and mathematics. His vector drawings were initially inspired by the geometry in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation. The pieces are…

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Apr 22, 2013

40 Gargoyles and Grotesques Around the World

40 Gargoyles and Grotesques Around the World

In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque, usually made of granite, with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between. Architects often used multiple gargoyles on buildings to divide the…

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Apr 20, 2013

Larger Than Life Portraits Made from Everyday Objects

Larger Than Life Portraits Made from Everyday Objects

Starting from a photograph, Bernard Pras creates amazing pieces of art by adding ordinary objects like used toys, tools, pieces of rubber, or whatever else you can think of. From up-close his works look like nothing more than random stacks of stuff, but from a certain angle and distance, they reveal their true beauty.…

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Apr 17, 2013

Anamorphic Sculptures Made with Algorithms

Anamorphic Sculptures Made with Algorithms

Jonty Hurwitz is an artist currently living in London, England. The self-described ‘artist scientist archetype’, Hurwitz took an engineering degree in Johannesburg, South Africa. In his series of anamorphic sculptures below, Hurwitz’s distorted artworks can be seen ‘clearly’ when placed in front of a cylindrical mirror. On his inspiration and process, Hurwitz tells Colossal:…

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Apr 13, 2013

3D Portraits of Undersea Creatures Painted onto Layers of Resin

3D Portraits of Undersea Creatures Painted onto Layers of Resin

Keng Lye is a talented painter and illustrator from Singapore. In his series entitled, Alive without breath, Lye paints incredible 3D portraits of undersea creatures onto multiple layers of resin. The technique was inspired by the 3D resin artwork of Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori. The dramatic effect could not be achieved without Lye’s strong…

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Apr 6, 2013

Master LEGO Builder Creates Epic 200,000 Piece Fantasy World

Master LEGO Builder Creates Epic 200,000 Piece Fantasy World

At over five feet tall and six feet wide, Mike Doyle’s Odan is an incredible fantasy world built from over 200,000 LEGO pieces. It took over 600 hours to build. Entitled, ‘The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K’al Yne, Odan‘, it represents Doyle’s first work in his ambitious Contact series of large-scale…

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