Some collectors are going nuts over these intricately carved prayer nuts depicting biblical stories. Once owned by wealthy Europeans, they were designed to be worn on a rosary or a belt. They could also double up as pomanders when fragrant substances are left within them.
This is a story begging to be told. For more than 10 years, American artist Ra Paulette treks a mile by himself to the sandstone mesas of northern New Mexico. Day by day, he patiently chipped and scraped away the walls of these sandstone caverns to produce a sculpted masterpiece of interlocking caverns.
The Devil is in the details. Upon first glance, the work of Maskull Laserre seems like just another contemporary art show, seemingly random found objects arranged in a gallery space. We then notice these everyday items, which all happen to be made of wood, appear to be badly damaged in one way or another. Of […]
US-based artist Diem Chau has been making waves with her intricately carved works, that’s for sure. Her Northwest Natives Alphabet Set takes 52 crayons, half representing all the 26 alphabet letters, and the other half of which stand for the corresponding word spelled with each letter. The Yuma myotis (or Vesper bat) is quite cute.
Halloween is a month away, and you know what that means: it’s time to sharpen and show off your pumpkin carving skills! Though don’t be too cocky just yet. Take a look at the works of master sculptor, Ray Villafane and his crew at Villafane Studios and you’ll be floored by their pumpkin carving abilities. […]
Belgian artist Wim Delvoye created these unique sculptures by hand-carving elaborate floral and geometric patterns into used tires. Delvoye’s whimsical work merges the rugged with the rococo. For example, in his cement mixer, which might look right at home in Versailles. These pieces contrast sharply with his with his colorful, SimCity inspired website, which encourages visitors to wander among his many artistic pursuits.