This Eerie Chandelier Is Controlled By A Geiger Counter

Artist Phillip Stearns' A Chandelier For One of Many Possible Endings is a custom light fixture containing 92 elements, each connected to a Geiger counter and each representing an electron in a Uranium atom. They light up in response to radiation, creating a haunting pattern. » 2/28/15 4:15pm 2/28/15 4:15pm

Video: Amazing balanced stone sculptures that seem to defy gravity

Artist Michael Grab has been making amazing balanced rock sculptures for years. His secret: Steady hands, slow breathing, a big dose of patience, and lots of practice. The following video is a compilation of the work he made in 2014. » 1/02/15 4:10am 1/02/15 4:10am

This twisting giant metal statue would make Kafka proud

Artist David Cerny's moving statue of Franz Kafka would make sense to anyone who has read the stories from the great Czech writer—it's a literal representation of what Kafka does to his readers: It twists their minds in the most unexpected and fascinating ways. » 12/01/14 7:55am 12/01/14 7:55am

I Want This Darth Vader Sculpture Made From Scrap Metal

French sculptor Alain Bellino has quite an impressive portfolio of metal sculptures with some sci-fi references, but this Darth Vader helmet made from old brass ornaments is pretty incredible. » 11/15/14 4:00pm 11/15/14 4:00pm

This TSA Checkpoint Is Carved Entirely Out Of Wood

Would a trip through airport security be a little better if it looked like this? Roxy Paine, a New York artist, has painstakingly whittled every last detail of a TSA checkpoint, rendering everything from the X-ray monitor to the plastic boxes for our belongings in smooth, sanded maple. » 9/18/14 9:20pm 9/18/14 9:20pm

Watch a Detail-Oriented Man Carve the Eiffel Tower Into a Pencil Tip

We've seen plenty of tiny works of art hit the internet lately. But it's truly rare to see how one of these impossibly small masterpieces is actually created. Architecture students in Mumbai offer us a glimpse at the mini sculpture skills of Vilas Lakkabathini in this video, though, and it's transfixing. » 7/20/14 9:02am 7/20/14 9:02am

Amazing sculptures reveal hidden temples and castles inside of rocks

There's something magical about Matthew Simmonds' beautiful sculptures. He seems to carve the rock to reveal secret architectural worlds that were trapped for eons inside marbles and limestones—castles, palaces and cathedrals inhabited by invisible characters of some Shakespearian tragedy. » 6/30/14 7:17pm 6/30/14 7:17pm

You Can Pay To Sleep Inside This Giant Robot's Stomach

"Sir," the bellhop says as you waltz up to the check-in counter, "we've upgraded you to out finest suite—no, not the honeymoon suite, even better. The robot gut suite." This scenario could soon become a reality at London's Beaumont Hotel, which recently installed a giant inhabitable statue on its facade.… » 6/11/14 2:40pm 6/11/14 2:40pm

One Million Pounds of Plate Glass Went Into This Incredible Maze

What does 400 tons of pure glass look like? At the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art this month, you can find out—thanks to a new maze designed and built by the artist Robert Morris using 968,902 pounds of one-inch-thick glass. » 5/28/14 8:00pm 5/28/14 8:00pm

1914 Coney Island Diorama Is World's Largest Desktop-Printed Sculpture

Luna Park opened in Brooklyn in 1903, during the heyday of Coney Island attractions. This weekend, artist Fred Kahl pays tribute to the park's history with a 3D-printed model depicting it as it appeared 100 years ago. It's being billed as the largest art installation ever created on a desktop 3D printer, and building… » 5/24/14 4:00pm 5/24/14 4:00pm

This rotating sphere is a physical animation and not a 3D render

Artist Takeshi Murata has physically animated this sphere using kinetic motion and strobes—it is not a 3D render. It is in fact a type of zoetrope, a rotating illusion originating in the nineteenth century, and was designed on a computer then fabricated by craftsmen and mechanical engineers. » 5/21/14 5:08am 5/21/14 5:08am

Time-lapse: The making of two 98-foot-high metal horse heads

These are The Kelpies, an impressive monument in The Helix, a land transformation project in Scotland. The two metal horse heads stand 98 feet high. This time-lapse video—created "over 60 days of stop-motion filming across 7 months"—show how they were built. » 4/10/14 3:42pm 4/10/14 3:42pm

These Mysterious Desert Monoliths Are Actually Richard Serra Sculptures

N25o 31.019'E050o51.948': You need a set of GPS coordinates to visit Richard Serra's newest work, which stretches more than a half-mile through the Qatari desert. » 4/08/14 12:20pm 4/08/14 12:20pm

Spooky Art Installation Puts Mesmerizing Video on Moving Sculpture

Artist Robert Seidel loves to play at the fuzzy border between sculpture, still images, and art in motion. He's at it again with "grapheme," projecting piercingly bizarre video images on delicate suspended shapes that defy the conventions of a stationary, rectangular screen. » 4/02/14 6:40pm 4/02/14 6:40pm

Beautiful Custom Motorbike Is Actually a 360º Security Camera

This gorgeous custom motorbike began its life as an utterly mundane Honda P25, a fuel-efficient 1960s scooter. But motorcycle artisan Chicara Nagata turned it into a sweeping sculpture with a social-commentary twist: the tiny bike carries four infrared security cameras in its frame, built at the behest of a Japanese… » 4/02/14 6:20pm 4/02/14 6:20pm

Watch Magnetic Tape Fall Like Water In This Hypnotic Video

Japanese artist Ei Wada, who was born in 1987, belongs to a generation that spent middle school feverishly poring over cassettes to make mix tapes—until, of course, they were quickly outmoded by CDs, and then MP3s. Now, Ei makes art using the outmoded technologies he grew up with. » 3/30/14 12:00pm 3/30/14 12:00pm

These Dazzling LED Sculptures Are Like Giant Kinetic Lite-Brites

Artist Jim Campbell has made a career out of tinkering with LED arrays. His newest work, a series of glowing, undulating installations, are a playful mix of circuitry, motion, and pure light that will captivate any onlooker. » 3/27/14 2:40pm 3/27/14 2:40pm

This Stunning Model of Manhattan Is Carved In Solid Marble

Yutaka Sone's Little Manhattan is a solid marble model of Manhattan, breathtaking in its detail. Sploid's Jesus Diaz got to see the mythical piece in person this weekend—click through for a fantastic video. » 3/10/14 2:01pm 3/10/14 2:01pm

Watch These Bendy Sculptures Morph and Mutate in GIF Form

We've seen the amazing paper sculptures by artist Li Hongbo, but now there is a really cool video showing these slinky-esque creations at their finest. Such stretchy delight! » 2/26/14 9:40am 2/26/14 9:40am

What the hell is this weird alien looking spiral in the desert?

Like the remains of a long lost human civilization, this formidable structure in the remote plains of El Gouna, Egypt extends over one million square feet in the Sahara Desert. It's so big that you can see it from space—like some sort of stargate ready for an alien invasion. » 2/23/14 6:45pm 2/23/14 6:45pm