Edouard Martinet is the creator behind this impressive collection of steampunk insects and the attention to detail is undeniably awesome. Martinet collects his bits and pieces of cast-off junk from flea markets and car boot sales and transforms them into these brilliantly crafted insects. What I found most interesting about these pieces is that no solder was used! All of his sculptures are screwed together, adding a whole new dimension to his work. Martinet takes about a month to make a sculpture and will often work on two or three pieces at the …
Japanese artist Takanori Aiba has transformed bonsai trees into these elaborate and unique tree houses, the theme is based around the relationship between human and nature. Personally I think Takanori has portrayed that theme perfectly. In 2011 one of his stunning creations was given the Hong Kong Design Award, I have also included a couple of his illustrations for this project at the end of the article. Originally, Japanese Classical Bonsai Style portraits the beauty of nature in miniature. Bonsai-B is an experimental approach to turn out a modern Bonsai style that …
Why have I never come across Hobo Nickels before? For those of you that do not know either, Hobo Nickels is a sculpture art form that involves creative modification of small-denomination coins. The reason why it is named after the American Nickel is down to the fact that the nickel is the favored coin to work with because of it thickness and size.
San Francisco based graphite sculptor Agelio Batle is the master craftsmen behind this beautiful collection of graphite sculptures. I haven't seen many sculptors use graphite as a regular medium, which is a shame. Graphite as a material holds so much personality. Looking through the creations below you notice a soft delicate trait and a general all over sense of authenticity. A sculpture that has really been worked on by hand.
These beautiful terrarium worlds were created by Tony Larson aka Megatone230. Tony is based in Minneapolis, MN, United States and sells these incredible mini worlds for as little as $35 and upto around $215. Everything is handmade and he uses materials such as; glass, rock, foam, sand, plastic, silicone, dried moss, plaster, paper mache, acrylic paint, wood, wire and much more. He has also made Star Wars themed terranium worlds which I recommend you check out.
Whilst Belgium Artist Wim Delvoye is usually creating a stir in the art world, I think we can all agree that this collection of intricately carved tyres are as beautiful as they are creative. Just imagine the amount of time that Wim spent on each and every one of these designs, truly inspirational.
Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park has been able to create these beautiful dreamlike portraits by meticulously cutting and combining several layers of mesh wire. Each piece starts off by superimposing photographs over the layers of wire using a projector, Seung then starts to manipulate the mesh to re-create the photograph. To add an extra dimension to his pieces, Seung spaces the layers of mesh a few finger widths apart.
"What are anamorphic sculptures?" is something that you might be asking yourself. The answer is surprisingly simple, they are sculptures that reveal their true identity once facing a reflective surface that would normally distort them, in this case the surface is cylindrical. This collection of Anamorphic sculptures have been created by Jonty Hurwitz. Jonty was studying engineering in Johannesburg when he discovered the fine line between art and science, this and his need to create something real (his career was spent working for the online industry) was the main inspiration to kickstart his career as an artist.
This incredible collection of anatomy sculptures have been taken from the portfolio of Young-Deok Seo, a Korean artist with a great deal of patience. Each piece of chain is meticulously arranged and welded into place to form these seamless pieces of art. The work is inspired by Deok's interest in crowded places – at the metro or bus station – as well as elements of Buddhist sculptures and paintings.
Yesterday, we featured the mural / sculpture work of Kevin Champeny, today we are talking about his Bonsai tree sculptures made entirely from copper wire. We didn't want to mix the two together as they are both a part of completely different categories. This collection of Bonsai sculptures that Kevin has created are simply beautiful, and finely detailed. Each constructed with 1000's of feet of copper wire, and hand made; painted leaves. No glue, or any other material was used to support the tree's, and only the rock is holding the piece upright.
Wen Fuliang creates these incredibly intricate egg shell sculptures, after being laid off from his job as a wood carver Wen turned his 10 year hobby into a way of making money. He uses chicken, goose and duck eggshells which have all been carefully emptied of the yolk and egg white with a syringe. After he has sketched the design onto the egg shell, Wen uses a fine diamond bit on an electric rotary tool to carve his designs.
Kevin Champeny, a man who I assume has bucket loads of patience. Why? you ask, just take a look at his artwork. Below I have compiled a few of my favorite projects from Kevin's portfolio, all of which have been created by arranging thousands of different colored objects that Kevin has either collected or hand-casted in his studio. I imagine each project to be either very therapeutic or tedious, or rather a combination of the two. Keep a sharp eye on his Tumblr page for updates. His work reminds me …
I remember being taught by my primary school teacher the very basics of origami, by that I mean, being taught how to make a frog. My frog was, from what I remember quite impressive, however I doubt that it quite matched up to the talent of Cuong Nguyen. Although I would have only been 7 years of age, my frog would have sadly gone un-noticed stood next to his paper masterpieces. Manyof which are made from only one sheet of paper!