630 posts tagged Sculpture
630 posts tagged Sculpture
These awesomely intricate layered cut paper sculptures are the work of Virginia-based artist and professor Eric Standley. We shared some of his beautiful creations here last year, but these photos provide a much better look at just how astonishingly delicate and intricate Standley’s creations are. They’re incredibly complex stained glass windows without the glass.
Artist and entrepreneur Melissa Ng of Lumecluster designed and created these two beautiful 3D-printed masks for her Dreamer/Nightmare Mask Series. Although they appear quite delicate, the masks are made of a strong, flexible white material that makes them suitable to be worn. However they make striking display pieces as well.
Both designs are currently available as 3D-printed works through the Shapeways.
Visit Lumecluster to check our more of Melissa Ng’s creations.
[via Laughing Squid]
After this moment you may never look at a bicycle seat the same way again. Entitled Bite It and Pink Eye, these awesome, imaginative ‘bike seat sculptures’ were created by Canadian designer Clem Chen using recycled bike seats.
They were made by carving out openings in the seats’ covers and inserting a plastic-cast snarling taxidermy mouth in one and a staring blue eye in the other.
"The parts are held together with construction adhesive and 2-part epoxy glue, making the intimidating look durable, with additional sculpting done using epoxy putty. Achieving an intimidatingly real-life look, details were painted in acrylic, while the body was given a matte-black spray finish."
Clem Chen exhibited his impressively creepy bike seats at the Saddle-up! show in Vancouver, BC at the Hot Art Wet City Gallery. They’re both amazing, but we suggest you try not to think about them too much the next time you’re actually riding a bike.
New York-based sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert (previously featured here) recently traveled to Hawaii where he created more of his awesome abstract, geometric sandcastles. They’re an impressive and tantalizing distraction for those of us still surrounded by wintry weather.
Click here to view more of Calvin Siebert’s recent sand sculptures.
Do you remember what crayons smell like? Think of that familiar smell when you look at these photos. Nashville, Tennesse-based artist Herb Williams (previously featured here) uses humble crayons - sometimes by melting them and sometimes by chopping up and arranging them - to create vibrant sculptures, such as the pieces seen here. They’re part of Call of the Wild, one of Williams’ most recent exhibitions.
"Williams is one of the only independent buyers in the world who maintains an account with Crayola because of the sheer amount of crayons he needs for his work (hundreds or thousands for every sculpture). In his artist statement, he explains that he uses crayons not only because of their colorful potential and their saturated smell, but also because of their nostalgic quality in evoking memories of childhood."
Wilmington, Delaware-based artist Brian Marshall creates awesome robot sculptures by reusing just about any metal object he can get his hands on. Forgotten boxes in the backs of attics and garages are his treasure chests. For Marshall, building lively little robots out of old cutlery, spice tins and car parts isn’t simply a hobby, it’s an obsession. That’s why he created Adopt-a-bot: the Found Object Art Robot Assemblage Orphanage.
"Each robot is constructed almost entirely from reused materials. These materials are cleaned and polished to varying degrees depending on the persona I am attempting to achieve. Even the nuts and bolts that are used to hold together each creation are from a recycler. With simple, fun designs that contain easily recognizable pieces, it is my hope that viewers will not only find a personality to connect with, but that they will also see the value of and possibilities for reducing, reusing and recycling in our world today."
Artist Kevin Champeny (previously featured here) just finished an awesome new project entitled Sweet Pysanka that’s easily one of the biggest, prettiest Easter eggs we’ve ever seen. It’s a beautiful 32” x 24” egg covered in paisley designs made of 8500 pieces of hand cast urethane candy. If all that candy were edible, it wouldn’t be safe in our presence.
“Sweet Pysanka” is my homage to the intricately designed wax-resist Ukrainian Easter eggs called “Pysanka”. I am using a mosaic of hand cast acrylic candy to capture the joy of opening my basket on Easter morning and seeing all of the wonderfully bright candies and goodies that awaited me. Combining this joyous memory and the amazing care that the Ukrainian Artisans put into their work was impossible for me to pass up.
"Sweet Pysanka" was created for the Big Egg Hunt in NYC presented by Faberge’, that I will be participating in this spring. Please check out their site. The money raised by this event goes to several incredible charities. If you are in the New York City area in April, come look for my egg and other amazing artists participating in this event. http://thebigegghunt.org/
Reblogged from kchampeny
Behold the awesomeness that is Minas Tirith, the City of Kings and capital of Gondor in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Iowan artist Pat Acton spent three years and used 420,000 matchsticks, 24,000 small wooden blocks, a careful hand and lots of glue to recreate this awesome matchstick model of the White City. The blocks were used to build Mount Mindolluin, the easternmost peak of the White Mountains, which supports the colossal matchstick structure.
If you’re traveling through Iowa and looking for interesting sights, you can visit Acton’s Matchstick Marvels Museum in Gladbrook, Iowa to view this and other amazing matchstick structures in person. The museum is open 7 days a week from 1-5 pm (April 1 – Nov. 30). However they caution that the museum “is not responsible for injuries suffered from Orcs and Uruk-hai.”
Head over to Twisted Sifter for additional photos.
For an awesome traveling, interactive art installation entitled Sugar Metropolis, professional sculptors Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels set up mountains of sugar cubes and invite visitors to use every last one of them to construct sweet crystalline cities. Visitors are free to work independently or collaborate with each other. They have over 500,000 sugar cube to work with and the results of their efforts are always unique.
Brendan and Mark are currently using a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to take their community art project to the Sugar Hill district of Harlem:
"The plan is to create the exhibit on the ground floor of a new Broadway Housing development which includes a children’s museum, a childcare center, a roof-top garden, and new affordable apartments (targeting low-income or special-needs residents). Across four weeks, anyone in the community will be welcomed in to share in the imaginative process and symbolically build upon a positive future within the community."
Visit My Modern Metropolis for additional photos.
Japanese artist Rie Hosokai, aka Daisy Balloon, (previously featured here) made this awesome giant balloon teddy bear using lots of smaller balloon teddy bears. It was created for the recently Nipponista pop-up shop in SoHo as part of New York Fashion Week.