This kinetic sculpture was made by Seth Goldstein. The complicated device continually ties and unties a necktie. Not a bad way to symbolize the monotony of a working man’s life.
An 8-foot-tall monster made out of snow is cool enough, but one that breathes fire would be the envy of any neighborhood. This family in Bel Air, Maryland wins our prize for best lawn ornament.
The 2011 Ice and Snow Festival is coming soon to China’s Heilongjiang province, and so far it looks pretty darn spectacular. Events will include snow splashing, skating and skiing races. Ok; sign us up.
Chris Burden gathered 1,200+ custom-designed cars to race around a handmade large-scale artwork, named Metropolis II, which also contains a large railway and LEGO and Lincoln log buildings.
Italian artist Franco Recchia takes discarded old bits of electronic junk and turns them into intricate (and pricey) cityscape sculptures. We have say the Fifth Avenue one is our fave.
Alex Queral “carves a face into this object of so many faceless names”. Queral uses an X-ACTO knife to tear through the pages, then applies black wash and acrylic to enhance and protect the bust.
Jamie Margary, known for his realistic takes on video game characters, made this creepy sculpture of Pac-Man, which he calls Pakku Rotundus. He even made a depiction of its last days.
After dissecting the likes of Domo and Gingerbread Man in 2D, Jason Freeny now takes his brand of adorable gore to 3D, with anatomical sculptures of Mario, Nemo, and even a certain little pony.
Kris Kuksi is an American artist whose distaste for typical American life and pop culture shows in his extraordinary, grotesque sculptures, which focus on the fallacies and fragility of mankind.
Dalton Ghetti is an insanely talented artist who makes detailed sculptures using the graphite tip of pencils. Odd Stuff Magazine has more pictures as well as an interview with Ghetti.
These unassuming sculptures of popular cartoon characters were made by artist John Hopkins. They’re actually made of several disproportionate parts. See more of Hopkins’ work here.
New Zealand-based artist Brett Graham explores cultural and historical themes in his sculptures of near full-scale weapons of mass destruction, mainly made from MDF, steel and rubber tires.
Gray Concrete created this sofa with a mold from a real Chesterfield to make a glass textile casting; the padding inside the cushions was replaced with a rigid foam modeled to make â€œbum prints.â€
Self-described Scottish “materials junkie” David Mach creates detailed sculptures using tens of thousands of matchstick heads. Bonus: some pieces are set aflame at art exhibitions.
Nikola Nikolov’s 6′ tall, 198 lb welded and sculpted Transformer sculpture is the embodiment of the relationship between man and machine, being crafted from his first car, a Lada Samara Diva.
Not to be outdone by Coca-Cola’s giant dude at the World Cup, Nike worked with Ratcliffe Fowler Design to create this incredible hanging sculpture made up of 3000 individual soccer balls.
Eric Brum snapped these pics of an incredible masonry sculpture of a BMW Z4 in Beijing, China. It’s a full-size replica of the real deal, with glass windows and an interior made from stone.
This awesome Coke Man sculpture was built for the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg. Built from 2500 Coke cases, weighs 28 tons, and 55 feet tall; they plan on recycling it when the World Cup is over.
Students at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts created this 32 foot-tall, 4-ton Transformer sculpture from the parts of an old truck. Don’t you want one in your front yard?
Amsterdam-based artist Eiko Ishizawa created The Great Sleeping Bear after hearing about a wild bear that wandered into Bavaria and was hunted by the government. We prefer landsharks.
Iron Man indeed: contemporary British artist Antony Gormley uses casts of his own body as the basis for his expressive sculptures of the human body, using materials like lead and steel.
Sculptor Adrian Tranquill made these lifelike superheroes for his Heroes: The Route of Exposure exhibition. The monochromatic figures were created to show the frailty of these iconic heroes.
Here’s a look at some imaginative sand sculptures from around the world. Why is it that the ones we make with our plastic buckets and sticks at the beach never look like these when we are finished?
This huge insect was made from old cars and bulldozers, and can be found alongside the road in Noyabrsk, Russia. The guy who made it was paying homage to the flying pests in nearby swamps.
New York artist Christopher Conte, a former prosthetic limb maker, creates futuristic sculptures from cast components, found parts and exotic materials from the aerospace and medical fields.
A wee 2.5″ square at rest, this Cubebot by David Weeks expands into a plethora of articulating positions at play. He’s made of sustainably harvested cherry wood and arrives in June.
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