572 posts tagged Sculpture
572 posts tagged Sculpture
Artists Amy L. Rawson and Brian East (previously featured here) have returned with an all new awesome and eldritch Santa Cthulhu creation. We’ve loved the previous incarnations, but this year they’ve outdone themselves my painstakingly crafting an 11” tall needle felted Santa Cthulhu who rides in a gorgeous Oct-Sleigh that’s pulled by the dreaded Shoggoth. Santa Cthulhu travels with a fishnet sack overflowing with writhing tentacular gifts.
Amy and Brian’s Needle Felted Santa Cthulhu with Shoggoth and Octi-Sleigh is a one-of-a-kind creation and is currently available to purchase via Amy’s Etsy shop.
Click here for more photos and details. Cthulhu fhtagn.
[via Amy L. Rawson]
Portland, Oregon-based artist AJ Fosik (previously featured here) has created an awesome new series of dynamic and vibrant wooden sculptures. Each ferociously striking piece is made using locally sourced lumber from Oregon that is painstakingly carved, painted, and assembled.
"The interpretive works are featured as both eye-popping wall mounts and stand-alone sculptures. There is also a piece in the exhibit that is a 30-sided geometrical shape made of thirty different, diamond-shaped sculptural panels."
Visit the gallery website to view the rest of this stunning exhibition.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt created an awesome series of highly detailed, fully articulated action figures for a new solo exhibition entitled Empire Peaks. Each fantastic figure is an easily recognizable mashup of a Star Wars character and a famous (or infamous) historical figure:
"In this exhibition, Leavitt pairs the traits of his recognizable subjects with characters from Star Wars, juxtaposing the classic archetypal roles found in Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and the rest of the famed cast with pop-culture personas. Through these clever mash-ups, the artist explores themes of coveting mass-produced collectibles as well as idol worship throughout human history—examining the recurring patterns of our civilization and its shared compulsive needs for heroes and villains or rebels and tyrants, rising and falling or celebrated then overthrown, repeatedly over time.”
Some of our favourites include Chewbacca/Charles Darwin, Yoda/Mohandas Gandhi, R2-D2/Albert Einstein, Han Solo/Abraham Lincoln, and Jabba the Hutt/Kim Jong-il. Click here to view them all.
Empire Peaks is currently showing in New York at the Jonathan Levine Gallery through December 21st.
Argentinian artist Diego Daniel Gonzalez (aka DDG Colecciones) is a self-taught sculptor who created an awesome version of the original 1980’s Skeletor action figure that’s nearly as tall as he is. That’s a whole lot of villainy. We hope there are live-size He-Man and She-Ra sculptures out there somewhere to face off against this big blue fiend.
[via Nerd Approved]
It was one of 5 cat-themed elements of an art installation that the studio assembled in 2010. The 3.5-meter long cat fills an apartment master bedroom. Visitors to the exhibit could sit on it for what Unfold calls “sweet revenge.”
It may be time to consider replacing the conference table here at Geyser of Awesome headquarters. Although there would be a slight risk of dozing off for anyone who happened to sit in a sunny spot, this awesome lounging kitty looks like an amazing place to hold our creativity meetings.
Scottish sculptor and public artist Andy Scott is in the final stages of constructing this awesome pair of sculptures located in Falkirk, Scotland. These stupendous horse heads are called The Kelpies. They’re made of structural steel with a stainless steel cladding stand 30 meters (99 feet) tall, towering over the Forth & Clyde canal. They’re a stunning monument to Scotland’s horse-powered heritage.
The Kelpies name reflected the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 10 horses; a quality that is analogous with the transformational change and endurance of Scotland’s inland waterways. The Kelpies represent the lineage of the heavy horse of Scottish industry and economy, pulling the wagons, ploughs, barges and coalships that shaped the geographical layout of the Falkirk area.
Once Andy Scott’s Kelpies have been completed, visitors will be able to stand inside of them. Currently they’re scheduled to be open to the public in April 2014.
Visit Colossal to view more.
Sadie Campbell is an English sculptor from Dereham, Norfolk who creates awesomely adorable miniature animal sculptures, some of which aren’t much larger than a single grain of rice. That is some seriously wee art.
Using a mixture of clay and Plasticine and tools such as tweezers and a magnifying glass, Sadie has been creating her itty-bitty creatures for the past 19 years. It takes her up to two weeks (And lots of patience) to carefully mould each figure. Each piece is so small and detailed that she has to hold her breath to keep her hands steady during crucial moulding and decorating stages.
Ms Campbell said: ‘One of the hardest parts of my job is trying not to sneeze because if you sneeze everything is just gone. The material you are working with is so delicate. I did some tiny spiders once and I had a stray thread on my jumper which managed to brush them all over the floor.
Visit Dailymail.co.uk to view more examples of Sadie Campbell’s cute creatures.
French artist Edouard Martinet (previously featured here) has created a new series of astonishing assemblage animals, which will be on exhibit at Sladmore Contemporary in London from November 27th to January 31, 2014. Edouard thoughtfully uses all sorts of scrap materials to create these marvelous animals and assembles them without soldering or welding the parts together.
Each time we look at one of his incredibly intricate pieces, it’s as though we’re seeing his work for the very first time. Christopher Jobson of Colossal put it perfectly:
"When looking at these perfectly assembled sculptures by French artist Edouard Martinet (previously) it’s difficult to believe the raw materials he used ever existed in another form. Yet every head, thorax, leg, wing, and eye from these assorted creatures was once part of a car, bicycle, typewriter, or other found object. Reading through his material lists it becomes clear how completely thorough and judicious Martinet is in selecting the perfect objects to realize his vision, truly a master of his craft.”
Visit Edouard Martinet’s website to view more of his awesome scrap metal creatures.
This awesomely large and intricate wooden sculpture is the work of Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui. Carved on a 40-foot-long tree trunk over the course of 4 years, this monumental work of art was recently recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s longest continuous wooden sculpture.
Zheng Chunhui’s sculpture is based on a famous Chinese painting called Along the River During the Qingming Festival. The Qingming Festival is, “a historical holiday reserved to celebrate past ancestors that falls on the 104th day after the winter solstice.
Photos by Lv Ming, click here to view more.
Artist Jason Freeny (previously featured here) just put an awesome original sculpture up for sale on eBay. Entitled 5 Second Rule, it’s an enormous orange sherbet push-up pop that may have just been dropped on the kitchen floor by a giant. It looks exactly the ones we used to buy from the ice cream truck, only much much bigger.
Measuring 48” tall, the massive melting treat was made using polyurethane foam, construction tube, wood, PVC Tubing, and acrylic paint. And it’s available here.