Tag: sculpture

Jun 20, 2013

Kinetic Wind-Powered Sculptures by Anthony Howe

Kinetic Wind-Powered Sculptures by Anthony Howe

Anthony Howe is an American artist that has been making suspended and freestanding kinetic sculptures for the last 17 years. Howe’s artwork is designed to respond to the exterior natural environment of wind and light. In his artist statement, Howe explains: “I attempt, with an economy of means, to construct objects whose visual references…

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Jun 13, 2013

Incredibly Lifelike Animals Made from Pipe Cleaners

Incredibly Lifelike Animals Made from Pipe Cleaners

Lauren Ryan is an American artist that creates incredibly lifelike animals out of nothing more than pipe cleaners. A pipe cleaner or chenille stem is a type of brush originally intended for removing moisture and residue from smoking pipes. While they have many practical applications, they are also very popular for use in arts…

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Jun 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Super Sized Self-Portrait

Picture of the Day: Super Sized Self-Portrait

SUPER SIZED SELF-PORTRAIT Artwork by RON MUCEK | Photograph by John1856 On display at the British Museum is Mask II, a hyperrealistic oversized self-portrait of artist Ron Mueck. From the museum’s description page: In Mask II he has represented the features of his own face with unstinting accuracy but on a superhuman…

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Jun 7, 2013

175 ft Snake Skeleton by Huang Yong Ping

175 ft Snake Skeleton by Huang Yong Ping

Ressort is the name of the recently commissioned and acquired sculpture by Chinese-French artist Huang Yong Ping for the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). The gigantic aluminum snake skeleton spirals over 53 meters (173.88 ft). Huang was born in Xiamen in southern China in 1954. Along with artists such as Zhang Xiaogang…

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May 31, 2013

The Beetle Sphere by Ichwan Noor

The Beetle Sphere by Ichwan Noor

Photograph by See-ming Lee At the inaugural Art Basel show in Hong Kong, Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor caused quite a stir with his Beetle Sphere, an eye-catching sculpture made from a 1953 Volkswagen Beetle that measures 180 x 180 x 180 cm (5.9 x 5.9x 5.9 ft). According to the project description: The idea…

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May 29, 2013

Intricate Handmade Fantasy Creatures by Ellen Jewett

Intricate Handmade Fantasy Creatures by Ellen Jewett

Born in Markham, Canada, Ellen Jewett took to shaping three-dimensional forms naturally at a young age. To Ellen, sculpting has always been about life, biological narratives and cultural statements. The tedious hours of labor act as the mysterious foundation from which each of her sculptures’ personality springs forth. In 2007 Ellen completed her post…

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May 27, 2013

3D Faces Printed from DNA in Discarded Objects

3D Faces Printed from DNA in Discarded Objects

Photograph by Dan Phiffer Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an information artist who is interested in exploring art as research and public inquiry. Traversing media ranging from algorithms to DNA, her work seeks to question fundamental assumptions underpinning perceptions of human nature, technology and the environment. In her fascinating series entitled Stranger Visions, Heather collects DNA…

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