Awesome Sculpture

Human Yoda

Human Yoda

Sculptor Andrea Eusebi made a bust of the Jedi master using plasticine, but instead of the usual stiff green skin Eusebi went with a more human appearance. For sale, it is. Buy it, you will want to.

LEGO Iron Man

LEGO Iron Man

14-year-old LEGO maniac Evan Bacon is well on his way to being a pro LEGO artist with his second life-size superhero sculpture. His 6-foot-tall Iron Man even has light-up eyes, hand, and arc reactor.

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Gummy Bear Anatomy Toy

Gummy Bear Anatomy Toy
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Jason Freeny’s latest creation is a mass produced sculpture, puzzle and educational toy in one. The Gummi Bear Anatomy Toy has a transparent body with 41 removable internal parts.

Financial Architecture

Financial Architecture

Artist Jill Sylvia creates incredible models of structures such as the New York Stock Exchange, the U.S. Treasury and the Capital using sheets of financial ledger books with holes cut out of them.

Fruit Dragon

Fruit Dragon

Food artisan Shawn Feeney used a caseload of watermelons and a couple of pineapples to create this amazing, intricate carved dragon which looks good enough to eat (or will it eat you?)

Optimus Wine Rack

Optimus Wine Rack
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This tricked-out wine rack may look like something out of Hasbro’s offices but it was made out of old transmission parts by a lighting salesman. It stands over 6′ tall and is 1000lbs of kickass vino storage.

Citihenge

Citihenge

Artist Tommy Gun built a scale model of the iconic Stonehenge using 18 beat up junk cars in place of the stones for a promotional stunt for Skoda’s new Citigo mini car. Not to be confused with Carhenge.

Inflatable Stonehenge

Inflatable Stonehenge

While it’s not as mysterious as the actual Stonehenge, you can safely bounce off the rocks in this 1:1 interactive sculpture from Jeremy Deller, on display at Glasgow’s Int’l Festival of Visual Arts.

Wire Sculptures

Wire Sculptures

UK artist Derek Kinzett creates incredibly detailed sculptural figures using precisely formed lengths of wire. His life-size human forms are pretty amazing, but we’re partial to the motorcycle.

Exposure

Exposure

You may recall Antony Gormley’s sculptures. Turns out he supersized things in 2010, erecting an 85 foot-tall metal man in the Dutch town of Lelystad. We wonder how tall he’d be if he stood up.

PVC Pipe Sculptures

PVC Pipe Sculptures

Korean artist Kang Duck-Bong creates these sculptures which look like they got hit with Photoshop’s “Wind” filter, using only pieces of PVC pipe, painted with urethane paint.

The Walking Roller Coaster

The Walking Roller Coaster

Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth’s walk-on sculpture in Dulsberg, Germany has all the right twists and turns. Though we don’t think you can make the loop without anti-gravity boots. More pics here.

Marble Manhattan

Marble Manhattan

Artist Yutaka Sone carved this incredibly-detailed Manhattan map from a chunk of marble. It measures 104″ x 33″ x 22″, and weighs over 2.5 tons. At David Zwirner Gallery through 10/29.

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Spooky LEGO Houses

Spooky LEGO Houses

Mike Doyle creates these brilliantly detailed, decrepit Victorian mansions to represent the fragility of life; he uses no foreign materials, just lots of tiny plastic LEGO bricks. (Thanks Don!)

Lobster Shell Motorcycles

Lobster Shell Motorcycles

We’ve seen motorcycle sculptures made from some unusual materials, but we can honestly say this is the first time we’ve seen one made from a crustacean. Shellfish allergy? No ride for you.

Wooden Caterpillar

Wooden Caterpillar
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This insanely detailed, working wooden model of a Caterpillar excavator took Rob Fisher’s Woodchuck and Co. 3,000+ hours to build, using 4,000+ handcrafted pieces of cherry and walnut wood.

Dice People

Dice People

Korean artist Kim Hyun creates intricate humanoid forms using various dice. Each die is drilled, carefully placed on wires sculpted around plaster casts, which are later removed.

Artificial Moon

Artificial Moon

Wang Yuyang’s Artificial Moon was constructed from hundreds of compact fluorescent lightbulbs; it was originally exhibited in Shanghai, where the moon is frequently obscured due to light pollution.

Street Map Sculpture

Street Map Sculpture

Artist Nikki Rosato makes intricate portraits by cutting maps along the street and river lines, forming a vein-like structure for her art. These 3D human forms are her most dramatic works.

Toothpick Kinetic Sculpture

Toothpick Kinetic Sculpture

Rolling Through the Bay is a kinetic sculpture made of about 100,000 toothpicks made by artist Scott Weaver. Weaver began making it 34 years ago and is still modifying and adding to it. Pics here.

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Canal Street Cross Section

Canal Street Cross Section

It took Alan Wolfson 18 months to finish this 27 x 23.5 x 19.5 inch 5-piece cross-section model. It’s not an exact representation, but Wolfson’s attention to detail more than makes up for it.

Scotch Tape Sculptures

Scotch Tape Sculptures

Some terrific creativity was found at the Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest. The second annual contest challenged artists of every level to create original sculptures using just packaging tape.

Marcus Levine’s Nail Sculptures

Marcus Levine’s Nail Sculptures

Marcus Levine’s art takes him between 3 days to 2 months to finish and can have up to 50,000 nails. He doesn’t sketch before he starts – he’d rather hammer a single nail in and proceed from there.

Wristwatch Motorcycles

Wristwatch Motorcycles

Jose Geraldo Reis Pfau uses wristwatch parts to create different kinds of motorcycles. Pfau actually started making miniatures using keys, and has also used eyeglasses as materials.

The Book Surgeon

The Book Surgeon

Brian Dettmer carves parts out of individual pages in books, creating layers that expose the contents all at once – a delayed collaboration with authors to create an homage to a fading medium.

Egg Shell Chicken

Egg Shell Chicken

UK designer and model artist Kyle Bean has created an ironic project called What Came First? – a visual pun based on the saying, by crafting a chicken from egg shells. We’d love to see a series.

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