It is always amazing to watch a laser cutter in action, but seeing one burn beautiful designs into paper is truly mesmerizing.
Artist Ronit Baranga creates ceramic sculptural works she describes as existing on the “border between living and still life objects guaranteed to either tickle your funny bone or haunt your worst nightmares, depending on your perspective.
Sean Avery’s “sustainable art” prevents the plastic discs from ending up in a landfill.
Mexican-born mixed media and installation artist Gabriel Dawe produces rainbow installations that appear as refracted light beams, ethereal works composed of thousands of multicolor threads.
Japanese paper artist Chie Hitotsuyama deftly creates textured sculptures of animals using a technique involving rolled strips of wet newspaper.
The technology offers endless possibility even as it asks the age-old question: is it art?
With an overpoweringly colorful and sweet visual style, Australian artist Tanya Schultz creates dazzling works of candy floor art that will make you feel like you just visited Candyland and ate the whole place down to the ground…
Woodblock printing and the innovation known as moveable type have their origins in China. Around 600 AD block prints appeared on the scene, perfected on paper toward the end of the Tang dynasty…
It’s amazing what this artist can do with discarded scrap metal….
The sculptures give the viewer a different perspective on space. They look different from every viewpoint. You long to be in them, and they seem almost more meaningful for that…
Underwood began collecting the debris into piles and constructing makeshift sculptures out of whatever he found. Some of the sculptures took weeks to make, while others took only a day.
Think of it as one of the few pieces of art that can expand your mind and give you type 2 diabetes at the same time.
Created from nearly 4,000 pieces of metal scraps, Aslan (Turkish for Lion), is a recent sculpture by Istanbul-based artist Selçuk Yılmaz. The piece took nearly a year of work and involved hand-cutting and hammering of each individual metal piece. The final work weighs roughly 550 pounds.
With an adept understanding of ceramics and anatomy, Hong-Kong based artist Johnson Tsang creates strange and unexpected anthropomorphic sculptures where human forms seem to splash effortlessly through functional objects like bowls, plates, and cups.
Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui recently unveiled this exceptionally large wooden sculpture that measures some 40 feet (12.286) meters long. Four years in the making, the tree carving is based on a famous painting called “Along the River During the Qingming Festival.”
It’s difficult to believe the raw materials 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.
Multimedia artist Elsa Mora was born and raised in Cuba before moving to the U.S. in 2001. Mora now lives and works in Los Angeles where she creates beautiful cut paper sculptures, illustrations and other visual curiosities nothing but paper and glue.
Based in Richmond, Virginia artist Morgan Herrin transforms the most humble material—laminated construction grade 2x4s—into spectacularly detailed figurative sculptures. His choice of imagery is surreal: a noble 15th century knight melts into a network of dripping stalagmites or a classical marble bust that is overgrown with parasitic sea creatures.
WISH was first plotted on a grid using state-of-the-art Topcon GPS technology and 30,000 manually placed wooden stakes in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. The portrait was then “drawn” with aid of volunteers who helped place nearly 8 million pounds of natural materials including soil, sand, and rock over a period of four weeks..
In this digital world, it’s hard to be impressed by photographs or images, but knowing that each one of these incredible collages was cut by hand should bring some awe back into your life!
The team began by turning the paintings into completely three-dimensional files, then printing them in wax bronze. The process allowed for shocking levels of precision in the translation between brush stroke and sculptural shape.
London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children’s television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996
If you think making a paper airplane is tricky, just wait until you see these awe-inducing creations.
These Plant sculptures are truly mind-boggling. The colourful two- and three-dimensional sculptures are made primarily from plants with colourful foliage to create stunning Art with nature.
Japanese artist Aki Inomata has produced 3D-printed shells inspired by the world’s most iconic city skylines
A Vista resident is using his own 3D Printer to create famous works of art in his home. His copies are made out of plastic, but can look eerily like the original. Increased consumer access to 3D printers is raising questions for museums.
Over several months, employees at the Manchester Museum noticed one of their statues spinning slowly while sitting in its glass case. The odd thing was that it had no physical contact with anything while on the shelf.
Cosmo Wenman has two life-sized reproductions of the British Museum’s Head of a Horse of Selene, a magnificently life-like sculpture with nostrils flared that dates to around 432 B.C. The original in Britain is made of marble, about three feet end-to-end. Wenman’s copies have been created with an older digital camera and a MakerBot 3D […]
You may as well exit out of that spreadsheet now because one you start watching Anthony Howe’s mesmerizing kinetic sculptures, it can be tough to stop….
Nathan Sawaya is living the dream of every kid (and kid at heart) — he builds original, large-scale sculptures out of LEGOs.
Engineers at Harvard University have figured out a way to make microscopic sculptures of roses, tulips and violets, each smaller than a strand of hair. To get a sense of just how small these flower sculptures are, grab a penny and flip it on its back. Right in the middle of the Lincoln Memorial, you’ll […]
The Sugar Lab takes simple white sugar as its base material to print delicate 3D structures that can be eaten on their own, or used as a decorative topper for cakes and cupcakes.
Jason Hackenwerth is a New York-based artist known for large-scale balloon sculptures. He recently unveiled his newest blown-up creation at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, a mammoth spiral form constructed from 10,000 brightly-colored, latex balloons.
Her eyes see nothing, but when Barbara Appel runs her fingers over the face of a Picasso sculpture in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, she sighs with pleasure. Most people go to museums to look at exhibits, but for some at MoMA, love of art is literally blind.
If you look directly at one of Diet Wiegman’s works, you’d see an odd amalgamation of seemingly random bits and parts, from metal scraps to busted glass bottles. The “a ha” moment comes when you unhinge your gaze from the object at hand and see the unbelievably detailed shadows they cast.
These are miniature pencil sculptures. The artist uses only a blade, a sewing needle and very bright light, all without the use of a magnifying glass! He has been patiently carving miniature pieces of sculpted art on pencils for the past 25 years
“In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture.
Janine Antoni enjoys watching visitors walk up close to the heads, and smell them. “There’s not a lot of time between smelling and biting,” concedes the artist, whose heads have been attacked that way on several occasions. “It’s a funny thing when you make pieces about desire and people succumb to their desire.”