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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Princess Peach came in like a wrecking ball

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 26 April 2014

Ever wondered what Princess Peach did with her time while Mario was searching for her in other castles? She came in like a wrecking ball, that’s what! Donald Kennedy, aka Kody Koala, sculpted the famous video game princess doing her best Miley Cyrus impression, riding a Super Mario-inspired wrecking ball. To create the artwork, he […]

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Empty pill bottles turned into a House of Worship

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 18 March 2014

Jeremiah Johnson has suffered from ulcerative colitis since 2001. Knowing he could put good use to his many prescription bottles, this crafty artist has finally acquired enough to work them into a sculptural masterpiece, titled House of Worship. Johnson says of his work: ‘I saved the empty bottles because at the time, I knew they […]

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Dinnerware surgical experiments by Beccy Ridsdel

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 13 March 2014

Art/Craft is a series of ceramic sculptures created by Beccy Ridsdel. But not any ordinary sculptures. This dinnerware series presents ‘surgical experiments in progress’ with peeled-away layers and surgical instruments at the ready. Ridsdel says of her work: ‘The ‘surgeon’ is dissecting the craft object to see what is within. He finds craft through and […]

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Flighty sculptures getting ready for lift-off with hundreds of butterflies

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 13 February 2014

David Kracov’s works — he sculpts, paints and animates — commonly include butterflies. To him, the winged insect symbolizes the fragility and value of a child’s life, so it is no surprise his butterfly-propelled sculptures are especially inspiring. One such work, Reflections, was created in memory of the lives lost in the 9/11 tragedy and […]

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Night Light Detroit: an initiative to bring light to midtown Detroit

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By Alex Steele in New Art on Friday 7 February 2014

Night Light Detroit is a delightfully bright and colorful addition to Detroit’s art scene. Designed by a university sculpture class under the guise of Larry and Friends Design Group, the goal of the project was to create a new source of illumination in midtown Detroit, where very few streetlights have left the area dim. Resembling […]

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A Darth Vader composed of rotting banana peels

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 1 February 2014

‘I find your lack of Potassium disturbing’. Dark Forces is a sculpture by artist Matthew J. Mahoney, in which he takes a cardboard cut-out of our favourite Sith Lord and attaching banana peels with drywall screws. He also took advantage of the banana’s ‘natural adhesive’ to make them stick on the cut-out for good. At […]

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