Tag: sculpture

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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),…

Read More »

May 22, 2013

You Won’t Believe these Sculptures are Made Entirely of Wood

You Won’t Believe these Sculptures are Made Entirely of Wood

It’s hard to believe, but all of the sculptures you see below are made entirely of wood and then painted. The person responsible is artist and educator Tom Eckert, who uses traditional processes to carve, construct, laminate and paint his pieces. Tom says his preferred woods are basswood, linden and limewood because they carve…

Read More »

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).…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »