Awesome Sculpture

Hyundai Kinetic Sculpture

Hyundai Kinetic Sculpture

This has got to be one of the most awesome moving sculptures we’ve seen. It uses thousands of aluminum pistons to replicate a moving car and other images at the Hyundai Motorstudio in Goyang, Korea. The installation was designed by Easywith for Atelier Brückner.

John Edmark’s Mathematical Art

John Edmark’s Mathematical Art

John Edmark has created a variety of static and kinetic objects, many of which share a common thread – spirals, which he uses because of their potential to go both infinitely small and infinitely large – a reflection of the endless nature of the universe. More here and here.

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Fire Skull

Fire Skull
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Sculptor and makeup artist Akihito Ikeda is the man behind this incredible Elite Creature collectible – a half-scale (26″ tall) replica of his terrifyingly-awesome flaming skull he created back in 2015. Limited to 500 pieces, pre-orders start at Monsterpalooza 2017, 4/7-4/9/17.

JSOUV Landmark Sculptures

JSOUV Landmark Sculptures

Aluminum and brass desktop sculptures which celebrate landmarks around the globe. Creator Konstantin Kolesov says they’re meant as a modern take on travel souvenirs, but we think they’re cool even if you’ve never visited the locations. Each comes with a wood base.

Intricate Food Carvings

Intricate Food Carvings

Unlike other food carving artists, Japanese sculptor Gaku doesn’t just shape the exterior surfaces of fruits and vegetables. Instead, he often creates intricate and repetitive patterns inside of the edibles. Once he’s done, Gaku says he eats his creations.

Sculptures by Alan Williams

Sculptures by Alan Williams

“I think in a way that destroying things is a creative process…” Alan Williams explains how his childhood knack for breaking and re-configuring toys inspired his design aesthetic. His current works are intricate animals with bio-mechanical bodies. A film by Ben Cox.

Sereno Armchair

Sereno Armchair
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Italian furniture maker Lovli’s decorative chair is made in the shape of Buddha meditating to hold you and help you acheive a state of peace and relaxation. It’s internal lighting and polyethylene construction make it perfect in a garden or poolside.

Man and Woman

Man and Woman

Never has a statue produced such a range of emotions, as two lovers slowly move towards each other, passionately embrace for a fleeting moment, then move past each other, in this moving artwork by Tamar Kvesitadze, and inspired by the novel Ali and Nino.

Mortal Coil Skull

Mortal Coil Skull

This nifty plaything is sort of like a skull-shaped slinky. Designed by maker Ryan Kittleson, this Mortal Coil sculpture is a made-to-order 3D print from Shapeways, available in either white or black plastic, and also in a version that stretches side-to-side.

Sculpting an Octopus

Sculpting an Octopus

Polymer clay artist Stephanie K. PetitPlat builds an intricate sculpture of an octopus protecting a coral reef in this two-part time-lapse. The texturing on the body is fantastic, and those teensy suckers are amazing. The finished sculpture is available in her shop.

Making a Wooden Torus

Making a Wooden Torus

Artist Kyle Toth demonstrates the painstaking process of transforming boards of bocote and ash wood into an intricate donut-shaped sculpture. The finished work contains 2,340 individual pieces of wood, and took Kyle about 90 hours to complete.

Vehicle Sculptures by Jamie Schena

Vehicle Sculptures by Jamie Schena

Artist Jamie Schena handcrafts amazing metal scale models of automobiles and motorcycles. His vehicle builds are amazing, but we were blown away by his massive green mech which envisions a Transformer that started out as a Lamborghini Aventador.

Speed Carving

Speed Carving

Edits were used to condense speed painter Vikpaint’s 6-minute performance down to just about a minute, but we’re still impressed with his ability to turn a slab of plaster over brick into a portrait using nothing more than his chisel and a hammer. (Thanks Alexandre!)

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Taxidermy Upholstery

Taxidermy Upholstery
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Artist Kelly Rene Jelinek creates wall trophies and sculptures of animals by taking foam taxidermy forms and covering them with upholstery, adding glass eyes, resin claws and other bits. Some pieces use cut up pieces of fabric or yarn to simulate animal fur.

Making a Copperhead Cane

Making a Copperhead Cane

Artist Mike Stinnett loves to make walking canes that are decorated with realistic animal figures, often snakes and other reptiles. Here, he makes a cane with a copperhead wrapped around it. We love how he’s casually sitting for most of it. You can purchase Mike’s wares here.

Tree Branch Furniture

Tree Branch Furniture

Artist Sebastian Errazuriz created a series of beautiful wall shelves and tables that incorporate fallen tree branches from the forests of South America. The only additions are paint, glass shelves, and the occasional bit of steel to provide added support.

Hubcap Creatures

Hubcap Creatures

Artist Ptolemy Elrington collects old hubcaps and transforms them into amazing animal sculptures. Despite their mechanical heritage, each one distinctly represents one of nature’s awesome creations. Want one? Fortunately, Ptolemy sells works and custom commissions.

The Octopus Typewriter

The Octopus Typewriter

Artist Courtney Brown envisions a fantastic typewriter that can type for itself, courtesy of its eight tentacles. Titled “Self Organization,” the sculpture was made from a 1938 Underwood and intricately shaped bronze, and took top prize at the 2015 California Sculpture SLAM.

SoftMatter

SoftMatter

PROJECTiONE’s awesome interactive sculpture was the result of creating over 20,000 extruded polyethylene foam rods, better known to most of us as “pool noodles” and arranging them on raised wood decks to create an otherworldly landscape in the middle of Muncie, Indiana.

Kinetic Chandelier

Kinetic Chandelier

This massive chandelier in Russia’s Leningrad Center uses a grid of 1,089 moving wires, each of which has a multicolored LED orb at its tip. Its computer control system lets it create wireframe objects that look like they’re floating in space.

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Building a Bamboo Eiffel Tower

Building a Bamboo Eiffel Tower

Once you get past the silly computer voiceovers, you’ll be treated to the construction of an incredibly detailed scale model of Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower, built from 2779 sticks of bamboo by artist Srinivas Thatipally. Feeling ambitious now?

The Dark Side of the Sarlacc

The Dark Side of the Sarlacc

LEGO enthusiast website TechLug asked members to depict Boba Fett’s escape from the Sarlacc in Tatooine. For his entry, Daniel Stoeffler made a detailed underground cavern along with an interesting story involving Jawas.

Making Paper Mache Creatures

Making Paper Mache Creatures

Dan Reeder of Gourmet Paper Mache creates insanely detailed sculptures using paper mache. Watch as he crafts one of his dragons here. Then check out a shark, a minotaur, Danery’s dragon, and the elusive unipossum.

Paperclip Sculptures

Paperclip Sculptures

Italian artist Pietro D’Angelo uses hundreds and hundreds of paperclips to create his amazing collection of figurative sculptures. They kind of make that paperclip necklace you put together at the office look just a tad inferior, don’t they?

Hand Carved Game Trophies

Hand Carved Game Trophies
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These beautiful handcrafted basswood wall sculptures pay tribute to these majestic horned wild beasts without having to hunt them down and chop their heads off. Perfect for the pacifist’s drawing room.

Cardboard Dragon

Cardboard Dragon

Artist CHAé46 created this epic dragon sculpture using nothing but cardboard. It doesn’t even look like he used any glue, and just slotted all the pieces together. Sadly, due to its flammable composition, it won’t be breathing fire.

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