Sometimes, I’m jealous of people who are good at making things with their hands. I’m clumsy, uncoordinated, and could generously be characterized as indoorsy. I’ll likely never be able to take a passion and turn it into a physical object, something to touch and pose with for pictures. But people like Kyle Gilbert can,…
Some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy franchises are defined by the weapons in them. Star Wars has its lightsabers. Zelda’s Link has his Master Sword. These are the touchstones of each property, and artist Matt Ritchie is reimagining them all in a beautiful, colorful new way.
In Tim Burtons’ B-movie spoof Mars Attacks!, aliens invade Earth after a series of made-up cultural misunderstandings. However, what if they had waited a thousand years to make First Contact? Well, you’d probably get a decapitated Cornelius.
Artist Brad Hill has a very distinct style. He takes some of your favorite pop culture properties and turns them into small, handmade sculptures. Some are very detailed, others are more kid-oriented, but they’re all beautiful, and you’ve got to check them out.
In Fallout lore, Deathclaws were originally replacement troops in the Great War. They’re huge, scaly, and fast, and terrifying. This clay model from Sculpture_Geek is so realistic, it looks about ready to jump off its stand and headbutt you.
Berlin is a city that’s been dramatically shaped by the recent past, where history is a living part of the urban fabric—or in some cases, rests just below its surface.
These images show how a bacteria looks under a microscope. But that doesn't mean Artist Rogan Brown used a microscope obtain them. That would be too easy. Instead, he spent four months cutting sheet after sheet of paper with a scalpel knife and ended up with this insanely intricate and astonishing sculpture.
Netherlands-based artist Jennifer Townley combines wood, metal, and electrical motors to build spellbinding mechanical creations.
Behold "Fighter," crafted by a team of ice-carving artists (Japan's Junichi Nakamura and Shinichi Sawamura, and the U.S.'s Chan Kitburi and Dean Murray). It took first prize in the multi-block division and a Governor's Award (voted on by event volunteers) at the 2015 World Ice Art Competition.
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.
Japanese artist Haroshi combines his fascination with skateboarding with a traditional method of wooden mosaic common in Japan's Buddha statues. He recycles old skateboards, cuts, shaves, and polishes them to form colorful three-dimensional sculptures.
Tea, anyone? Israeli sculptor Ronit Baranga's unique work melds body parts with tableware: fingers poke through a plate, a disembodied mouth awaits at the bottom of a cup. The effect is both delicate and gruesome.
You may be familiar with the "vase or two faces" images (known as Rubin's vase), where a single image looks like both a vase and two faces in profile. This oddly shaped vase goes much farther than that. It shows two profiles at a time, but those profiles change as the vase spins around.
Oh, and a Lazy Susan. Designer John Edmark has created a bunch of designs for sculptures which "bloom" when spun and lit by a strobe light or are filmed with a short shutter speed.
Some of these moving, biomechanical bird sculptures look like they're about to take flight, while others resemble bizarre Muppets made over in metal. But one thing that they all have in common is that they are deeply satisfying to watch, with possibilities for special effects and industrial design alike.
Yesterday we showed you the incredible sculptures of Yong Ho Ji, who turns regular tires into amazing and disturbing creatures. Now we're showing you the art that can be made from the rest of an automobile, including a wild world of robotic animals. (And maybe even a human or two!)
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.