Awesome Sculptures

Stacked Firewood Art

Stacked Firewood Art

82-year-old Montana artist Gary Tallman gathers firewood each spring and stacks it into intricate mosaics based on size, shape and color. He seems to especially love owls. Head to Bored Panda to check out more work from other wood pile artists.

Ben Young Sculpture

Ben Young Sculpture

If Greg Klassen’s glass and wood furniture evoke rivers and lakes, Ben Young’s glass and concrete sculptures evoke oceans. Ben cuts and crafts each sculpture by hand, layer by layer. He also makes pure glass sculptures.

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Maico Akiba: Sekai

Maico Akiba: Sekai

Artist Maico Akiba turns Safari Ltd.’s beautiful animal figurines into walking sekai – the Japanese term for “world.” According to Colossal, Maico uses accessories from model train sets to create the amazing miniature worlds.

Miniature Marble Interiors

Miniature Marble Interiors

Fueled by his lifelong fascination for stone architecture, historian Matthew Simmonds trained to become a stone carver. Some of his sculptures are miniatures of classical structures carved out of single chunks of marble.

Intricate Can Cars

Intricate Can Cars

Sandy’s CanCars takes the art of aluminum can sculpture to a whole new level. His intricate cars are handmade from dozens of cans, along with balsa and custom metal parts. The models sell for thousands, Sandy sells DIY plans for just $10.

Shaun Hughes’ Hobo Nickels

Shaun Hughes’ Hobo Nickels

Urban artist Shaun Hughes makes hobo nickels – bas reliefs carved on nickels and other coins. His sculptures often feature skulls, but he also uses pop culture references from time to time. You can find some of his pieces on eBay.

From the Street

From the Street

Believe it or not, these objects are actually made from wood. Artist Tom Pfannerstill found some discarded and worn out packaging of everyday things and painstakingly recreated them out of basswood and paint.

Doom: Knee Deep in the Dead

Doom: Knee Deep in the Dead
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Gaming Heads’ officially-licensed diorama recreates the famous Doom box cover art. It’s finished and painted by hand and has removable bullet effects. The Exclusive Edition has pulsing lights in its base. Standard version here.

Maurizio Cattelan: L.O.V.E. Trinkets

Maurizio Cattelan: L.O.V.E. Trinkets
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The Museum of Modern Art partnered with the irreverent Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan to release small replicas of L.O.V.E., his infamous anti-Fascist sculpture. Available as a snow globe and as a rotating music box.

Greg Klassen’s River Collection

Greg Klassen’s River Collection
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For his River Collection, furniture maker Greg Klassen took discarded wood and then cut blue glass by hand to make them fit the contours of the wood. The resulting tables and sculptures look like rivers or lakes.

Gilbert Legrand’s Sculptures

Gilbert Legrand’s Sculptures

Have you ever looked at a cloud and imagined it to be something else? Gilbert Legrand does that to everyday objects. With a bit of modification and some clever painting, Gilbert creates sculptures that are a joy to behold.

Etazi Lounge Chair

Etazi Lounge Chair

Designed by Kate Brown, this amazing 8.5-foot-tall sculptural outdoor chair provides a relaxing, curved seating area that can spin 360 degrees. An example of the chair is on display at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ.

Sliced Glass Paintings

Sliced Glass Paintings

Loren Stump makes murrine – glass artwork made by layering different colors of molten glass and then stretching them into a rod. When the rod cools, the intended pattern will be seen in the rod’s cross section.

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Bobby Causey’s Wax Sculptures

Bobby Causey’s Wax Sculptures

Believe it or not, that’s not a photograph of Heath Ledger as Joker. It’s a wax sculpture of the late actor made by self-taught sculptor Bobby Causey, who specializes in making realistic celebrity sculptures. More here.

Cable Tie Sculptures

Cable Tie Sculptures

Artist Pavel Sinev creates incredible sculptures using cables, tubing and wire, all held together with carefully placed cable ties. We know what we’re going to try and do this weekend… right after we head to the Home Depot.

Shell Skulls

Shell Skulls

Gregory Halili’s Skull Series consists of detailed bas-relief skulls. Gregory uses 10″ to 12″ mother of pearl shells and oil pigment to make the sculptures. You can see more on his Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Perpetually Melting Sculpture

Perpetually Melting Sculpture

Artist Takeshi Murata created this mind-bending illusion which appears to be a molten sphere of metal that is constantly flowing. The effect is based on a zoetrope, using strobe lights and synchronized still images. Read more here.

Tattooed Figurines

Tattooed Figurines

Jessica Harrison’s Flash is a series of porcelain figurines of women in ball gowns with tattoos on their exposed skin. If you think that’s hardcore, check out her earlier work. Flash is currently on display at Galerie L.J.

Wax Nostalgic

Wax Nostalgic
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Hoang Tran creates detailed miniature sculptures by carving crayons. He often add extra colors to a piece by melting other crayons. He also accepts custom orders. You can see more of his work on his blog.

Ceramic Drawings

Ceramic Drawings

Katharine Morling specializes in creating sculptures that look like tangible ink sketches. She uses clay and porcelain to sculpt and then paints and traces their outline with black stain to create the illusion.

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Skull Brain

Skull Brain
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You may recall brain-obsessed sculptor Emilio Garcia from his Jumping Brain collectibles. Now he’s moved up to making skull-shaped brains. Limited edition white, blue and (Red Skull’s wiser older brother) pink brains are available now.

Mesh Wire Portraits 2

Mesh Wire Portraits 2

More stunning art by Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park and his ongoing series created by carefully layering metal wires and meshes. The portraits in particular are remarkable. We wonder if he’s ever considered colored wires?

Game of Thrones Action Figures

Game of Thrones Action Figures

(Spoilers, Gore) Mick Minogue made action-figure style woodcuts of some of the battered characters from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Watch out for more at the Ltd. Gallery in Seattle or on Mick’s Facebook page.

Ghostcube

Ghostcube

These mind-bending wooden sculptures by artist Erik Åberg can be expanded, contracted and manipulated into various shapes thanks some sort of ingenious hinge mechanisms. We want miniature versions for our desktops. Now.

Geometric Sand Sculptures 2

Geometric Sand Sculptures 2

Calvin Seibert recently shared some of the sandcastles he made on the beaches of Hawaii. As with his previous sandcastles, Calvin made structures that blur the line between organic and man-made.

Crystal Head Vodka Face

Crystal Head Vodka Face

Forensic artist and Crystal Head Vodka fan Nigel used his skills to imagine what the spirit’s trademark skull bottle would look like if it had flesh and skin. The bottle turned out to be an ordinary guy. With glass teeth.

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