Sculpture is a form of art that shows what can be physically done with our ideas about the world. They can leaves us in awe or disgust, given us something to hold on to when we’re lost, caught into the threads of our busy mind.
Probably the only time you can waste a perfectly-good watermelon. YouTuber ‘The Backyard Scientist’ recently discovered a new form of art: aluminium watermelon sculptures.
Apparently, when toy soldiers aren’t out on the battlefield, they’re in the kitchen holding up fruits. Mike Pinder of Instructables has come up with a neat tutorial on how to turn plastic army men into a beautiful – and manly – fruit bowl.
Inspired by the bicycle freewheel, the wheel on this 3D-printed piece moves ‘forward’ when the hand crank is turned ‘forward’ and the wheel continues to rotate when the hand crank stops. Although it may seem simple, developing a design to print all of the moving parts in place proved to be a technical challenge.
They say that ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’, but in this case, one man’s broken circuit board is another woman’s bug sculpture. In her series ‘Computer Component Bugs’, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell breathes new life into old and unwanted computer parts by recycling them into beautiful high-tech insects.
Take a quick glance at Peter Demetz’s wooden sculptures and you’d probably mistake them for real people. Each one is flawlessly created by this master sculptor, and it’s no surprise how flawless they are since each piece takes Demetz anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to complete, depending on size and composition. […]
When you look at Ellen Jewett’s work, you’ll appreciate that her ‘creature’ sculptures are intricately layered inside out with an astute accumulation of numerous tiny components, many of which are microscopic representations of plants, animals and objects.
By Noola Banks in New Art on Wednesday 25 March 2015
British artist Paul Hazelton uses the most unlikely material to create his incredibly intricate and beautiful works of art: household dust. Hazelton collects settled dust from not only his own house, but also the houses of his friends (he has also, supposedly, been sent dust by fans of his work) to make highly detailed, freestanding sculptures that explore themes and ideas such as money, value, history, myths and, of course, mortality.
It’s not every day you mistake a piece of wood for a real person, but then again, Italian sculptor Peter Demetz isn’t your ordinary artist. With his mastery of the human form and wood sculpting, Demetz turns timber into life-like sculptures of people.
Paris welcomed a rather unusual Christmas tree sculpture to its city (and it was the butt of all jokes)
This sculpture by Paul McCarthy was located in Place Vendome, in the heart of Paris, last year, and it quickly became the ‘butt’ of all jokes. The sculpture was simply called Tree, and was supposed to be a 80-foot inflatable Christmas tree, but it bears an uncanny resemblance to a sex toy.
Where do skateboards go after they retire? Well, if you’re a skateboarding enthusiast like 37-year-old Tokyo-based artist Haroshi, you make beautiful sculptures from the huge pile of decks and broken parts you amassed over the years.
Looks like we can’t get enough of Ben Young’s glass sculptures. Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand and now based in Sydney, Australia, the self-taught artist has been doing these for over a decade, drawing, cutting and crafting his works by hand, layer by painstaking layer.
As South Africa’s first commercial mine, when the Blue Mine in Springbok started its operations in 1852, it paved the way for development as more mines – along with workers who settled nearby – opened. In recent years, the region’s inhabitants have been facing a much less illustrious future with the very last remnants of their copper deposits being mined.
Australia Day is the day to celebrate being an Aussie while eating a sausage breakfast and building sand castles. But what if you were able to grab a robot that could design the sand into intricate images of Disney characters? You’d definitely win first prize at the sand castle competition. So here it is. It’s […]