The Art Assignment argues that whether it be something as primitive as bones or as advanced as a neural network, there’s always a human touch at the root of all machines used to make art. We like to think of it from the other end: art is unfinished until a human mind ponders it.
Watch as artist Juliana LePine painstakingly sculpts an incredibly detailed clay sculpture of musician Freddie Mercury in one of his most iconic and victorious poses. We had no idea that sculptors started by building a skeleton before applying the skin and other details.
Darwinfish105 has been capturing eye-popping images of the new giant Mobile Suit Unicorn Gundam statue being erected outside of DiverCity Mall in Tokyo’s Odaiba district. The statue is the second Gundam to stand on the spot after the first one was dismantled last year.
Sculpture_Geek’s latest project is a clay bust of Link – hero of time, wielder of the Triforce of Courage, and boy of few words. The actual sculpting doesn’t start until 1:25 in, but it’s worth watching from beginning to end if you’re a fan of the series.
Australian artist Moerkey creates sculptures using recycled keys, coins, and copper as his primary media. While the skull, bowl, and wine bottle designs are very cool, there’s something about the giant sphere of keys that catches our eye. His smallest spheres are nifty too.
Great Big Story introduces us to Yu Zhilin and his son Yu Lingyun, both of whom are skilled at metalwork. Along the way, they found they had an affinity for building giant Transformers out of scrap parts from old cars. More recently, they started building amazing original designs.
Half-man, half-legend. Rubin Eynon made this stunning 8ft-tall bronze sculpture for the Duchy of Cornwall. Gallos – Cornish for “power” – stands on a cliff near Tintagel Castle, a tourist site popular for its association with the legends of King Arthur and his knights.
Watch collector-turned-artist Dan Tanenbaum customized Kidrobot’s iconic Dunny vinyl figure by attaching watch parts to its head and body. Each piece is a one-off and took 20 to 30 hours to complete. Most of them are sold out, but they’re priced like expensive watches anyway.
These bespectacled bulldogs not only look cool, but they sound awesome too. The 12″ tall Aerobull XS1 a pair of 1.2″ mids and a 2.5″ subwoofer, while his big dog brother the 26″ tall AeroBull HD rocks two 2″ full-range drivers, a 5.25″ sub, and a bone-shaped remote.
For the 5th anniversary of MB&F’s M.A.D. Gallery, industrial designer Frank Buchwald teamed up with nixie tube specialist Dalibor Farny for an updated version of Buchwald’s incredible Nixie Machine. The steel and brass clock can be tuned manually or online via Wi-Fi.
Steve Casino is best known for his awesome sculptures of pop culture figures made from peanuts. But he also has created a series of awesome pull toys. While we might let kids play with Jimi Hendrix, the bloody Evil Dead one is definitely for big kids only. (Thanks Ed!)
The Q shows us how to build a structurally-sound miniature house entirely out of wooden matchsticks, without any glue, then proceeds to burn it to the ground. Build one for yourself, and you’ll feel like a god as you control the fate of your tiny architectural creation.
ApolloCrowe from Carbide 3D uses one of their Nomad desktop CNC machines to slice up soda cans, and transforms them into parts for a pair of robot sculptures. There’s a lot of handwork involved after the aluminum is cut, but it’s still cool to watch the machine work its magic.
Ingvar Cronhammar’s sculpture Elia squats on a field in the arts and trade city of Herning in Denmark. True to Cronhammar’s style, Elia is futuristic yet primitive, imposing yet alluring, and stoic yet bothersome. It emits a flame on random occasions and amplifies thunder.
John Muntean shows off his amazing LEGO shadow sculptures, each of which looks like an amorphous blob, but casts shadows of three distinct images as it’s rotated through a beam of light. After DragonButterflyJet, be sure to check out KnightMermaidPirateShip and ABC.
Sideshow Collectibles nailed it with this badass 23″ tall sculpt of Batman’s muscular nemesis, standing proudly atop a crushed Batsignal beneath his size 20 lace-up, and injects green super-steroids into his bloodstream. We love the angry alternative head baring his chompers.