These very stationary sculptures are made from some previously very active skateboards

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 25 February 2015

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.

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Bewitching glass sculptures sandwich waters with landscapes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 23 January 2015

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.

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Mines in South Africa, visualised with what’s missing from them

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 21 January 2015

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.

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Disney just helped create an autonomous robot that digs up large scale images in the sand

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 19 January 2015

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 […]

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Beautiful ice sculptures result when the fierce winds on this mountain blow

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Tuesday 30 December 2014

Mount Javornik is part of a mountain range in eastern Slovenia. It is popular with skiers as it receives a generous abundance of snow fall year after year. And when the snow is pummeled by the ferocious wind in such high altitudes, the trees and lookout towers upon which they rest are compressed into hard […]

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Success! Forensic artist reconstructs realistic face from skull-shaped vodka bottle

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 10 November 2014

Amazingly, Scotland-based forensic artist Nigel Cockerton, whose thing is, well, facial restructuring, went on to pad out an empty skull-shaped bottle from Crystal Head Vodka earlier this year layer by layer, making the skull really come to life with a realistic face at the end. It’s pretty amazing work.

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This exhibition showcases intricate urban landscapes in repurposed and exotic woods

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 24 October 2014

If you’re visiting the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami, you wouldn’t want to miss a new exhibition titled Metros. Created by furniture-maker-turned-sculptor James McNabb, who is known for his interest in architectural shapes, his style of woodwork is a self improvised one that is being described as sketching with a bandsaw. Intricate sculptures the likes […]

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These wind-powered kinetic sculptures by Anthony Howe may just hypnotize you into a deep trance

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 23 October 2014

The work of kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe never cease to amaze with their simplicity of movements. What’s even more amazing is that they are set in motion when there is the slightest of wind present, setting off their rotating blades as sheer poetry in action. For each piece, Howe worked with some specialized software to […]

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The largest sculpture you’ve ever seen underwater carries a heavy responsibility on her shoulders

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Meet Ocean Atlas, the name of this sculpture of a Bahamian girl, who’s 18 feet tall and weighs a hefty 60 tons. Reportedly the largest underwater sculpture she carries the entire weight of the ocean on her small shoulders, not unlike Atlas, the mythical Greek Titan who held up the celestial spheres.

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Animals carry the world’s weight on their backs in this series of amazing copper sculptures

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Monday 29 September 2014

29-year-old Chinese sculptor Wang Ruilin creates surreal animal sculptures that he calls ‘Dreams’. His various hypnotic sea and land creatures appear to be majestic guardians of the world. Paying tribute to the fundamental elements of Mother Nature, they carry nature’s geology on their backs while, perhaps, alluding to many of the world’s myths, like that of Noah’s Arc.

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These specially commissioned va-va-voom sculptures depict the spirit of the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England where fans can see F1 va-va-voom machines as well as cars and motorbikes from motor-racing history climb the hill.

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These incredible metal sculptures in New Zealand defy reality (and gravity)

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

‘The majority of my work has more holes in it than substance – it’s about looking through things, not just at things. There’s always an element of surprise.’ These are the words of Kiwi artist Neil Dawson. Dawson’s sculptures seem to defy reality, mostly suspended above urban areas with the sky as a backdrop, they sometimes appear to be whimsical doodles drawn straight on to the real world.

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These intricate paper sculptures by Rogan Brown are blowing our minds

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

‘The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity…and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of a man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.’ This quote by William Blake is cited on the portfolio of Rogan Brown, a talented artist who specialises in the painstaking and arduous discipline of sculpting from paper.

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3D wire bird sculptures deliberately made to look like flattened 2D sketches

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 13 June 2014

UK artist Celia Smith rigorously experiments with various forms of the most unglamorous of wires to create delightful bird sculptures of whimsy that are full of zeal and zest. Her flocks of birds are almost always poised in mid flight and strangely enough, they appear to be drawn out in pencil rather than sculpted from […]

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Bizarre (and a little creepy) porcelain art by Johnson Tsang

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 2 June 2014

If sculptures of chubby babies making weird faces give you the creeps (it’s a thing), look away now, and hope this art doesn’t appear in your nightmares. These glossy porcelain sculptures are created by Hong Kong artist Johnson Tsang, and he refers to these pieces as ‘his babies’. Since 1993, Tsang’s work has been exhibited […]

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