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Could You Find Your Way Out Of A Glass Labyrinth?

Thursday 05.29.2014 , Posted by
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Robert Morris’ Glass Labyrinth is no walk in the park. Commissioned by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the transparent installation honors the 25th anniversary of the museum’s permanent outdoor sculpture collection. Clearly, Glass Labyrinth is there to stay; measuring seven feet tall by 62 feet wide, the triangular behemoth weighs in at almost one million pounds and took a team of construction crew, engineers, and staff two months to install. [Read more...]

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9 Living Tree Sculptures: Art Created One Ring at a Time

Tuesday 05.27.2014 , Posted by
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If you aren’t a patient person, this is definitely not the art form for you. In fact, it could take more than a lifetime to complete your work.

Called by a number of names from Tree Shaping to Arborsculpture, this form of living tree art uses the time honed methods of grafting, bonsai, espalier and topiary to create incredibly imaginative forms. [Read more...]

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Unbelievable Sculptures Made Out Of Colored Pencils

Monday 05.26.2014 , Posted by
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Some people use colored pencils for coloring, but Federico Uribe uses them to create amazing sculptures instead. Gathering which ever colors he will need for each piece, he puts the pencils together to transform them into something entirely different. A zebra, people hugging, geometric designs, animals, and Van Gogh-esque paintings come to life and it’s only upon close inspection that you realize they are comprised of pencils. The Columbian artist has been living in the United States since 1988 and currently lives and works in Miami. [Read more...]

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Endless Mirrors Take Us To Infinity And Beyond

Monday 05.26.2014 , Posted by
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Mirror mirror on the wall… and the ceiling… and the floor. South Korean artist Lee Bul‘s faceted installation Via Negativa II keeps us looking in every direction. Currently showing at Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York, the interactive installation comprises of a series of passages whose interiors are covered entirely in infinity mirrors. This Pandora’s box of dizzying multidimensional perception upends conventional understandings of space and distance, providing “an intense and disorienting experience that disrupts the viewer’s perceptual and cognitive bearings,” according to the gallery’s statement. [Read more...]

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These Animated Paper Dioramas Are A Cut Above The Rest

Tuesday 05.20.2014 , Posted by
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In their intricate scenes, artist duo Davy and Kristin McGuire take the diorama way beyond the confines of the elementary school classroom. The artists layer lighting, animation, sound, and digital projection mapping on paper installations, combining papercrafting, sculpture, set design, theatre, and storytelling to bring an eerie miniature world to life.  [Read more...]

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This 3D Printed Flower Bouquet on Kickstarter Will Blow Your Mind

Tuesday 05.20.2014 , Posted by
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Launched recently on Kickstarter, Joshua Harker has created the most astounding 3D printed flower bouquet. Made up of 12 different re-arrangeable flowers, a lotus lilly pad and a vase that beautifully imitates ripping water, the combined shapes are composed of a massive 1,918,416 different triangles. The wild thing is, these are just his Kickstarter “thank you” gifts. [Read more...]

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These Clothing Sculptures Let You Take the City With You

Monday 05.19.2014 , Posted by
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There’s packing for a trip, and then there’s this. Popping out of soft shell luggage we see towering city blocks, skyscrapers and bridges in a rainbow of colors. It’s as if someone packed up the city and brought it along. The works are part of Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen’s series Portable City, and fittingly, each piece is made from second-hand clothing. [Read more...]

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All the World’s a Stage in these Cardboard Rooms

Wednesday 05.14.2014 , Posted by
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Art duo Dosshaus is creating a world that is fiber and substance filled, building highly theatrical rooms out of painted cardboard. The black & white monochromatic spaces they make are fascinating studies in the aesthetics of the past. Do they inspire thoughts of Parisian rooftop apartments filled with wild bohemians imbibing absinth in pursuit of the next creative spark? Maybe it’s a passionate writer furiously hitting at typewriter keys while drinking down a whiskey. Either way, it’s a fantastic place to be. [Read more...]

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Is that an Oakswagen? This Bosnian Fellow Built a Wooden VW Beetle and a Hat to Match

Monday 05.12.2014 , Posted by
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Momir Bojic, a 71-year old Bosnian man, spent 2 full years converting his Volkswagen Beetle into a rolling piece of wooden art. The entire body is now covered with tens of thousands of hand-carved oak shingles that lend a warm and woodsy texture to the vehicle. It’s now fitted with loads of custom touches too; from latticed tail-light lenses and spoked hubcaps, to windshield wiper covers and an ornate knob-strewn dashboard. Really, he hasn’t missed much. [Read more...]

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Gravity Defying Sandcastles and the Debunked Meme They Inspired

Thursday 05.08.2014 , Posted by
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When was the last time you saw a floating sandcastle? It’s one of those ideas that would easily find itself sculpted into a good fantasy story – but Massachusetts beachgoer Sandcastle Matt is making them a reality. He uses the time honored “drip method” of construction to form long arches, cantilevers and towers covered with tiny globular spires of sand. If you’re wondering about the structural strength of sand alone, you’re correct in thinking these can’t stand on their own – Matt uses found pieces of wood, vines and other seaside junk to form a framework that he builds upon. [Read more...]

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