June 5, 2023

Surreal “Stretchy” Ceramic Pots Imagine Souls Trying To Escape From Within

Artist Jackson Shaner creates pottery that borders on terrifying. His surreal vessels appear as the keeper of souls, and those souls are trying to escape. The screaming faces and tiny hands attempt to break the confines of the pots, stretching the sides and showcasing the vessels' malleable strength. (The pots, after all, are strong enough to contain the force of these beings.)

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May 15, 2023

Watch Heath Ledger’s ‘Joker’ Come to Life as a Hyperrealistic Action Figure

There are action figures, and then there are the action figures by JND Studios. The Korean collectibles company creates hyperrealistic mini sculptures featuring characters from popular culture, particularly superhero and antihero movies. Harley Quinn, Cat Woman, Batman, and more are all done with a staggering amount of detail that faithfully recreates elements of the characters (such as their outfits) as well as the actors who portrayed them in the films.

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April 30, 2023

Artist Assembles 897,560 Hand-Cut Cardboard Pieces Into a Massive Roller Coaster Sculpture

Melbourne-based artist Daniel Agdag fashioned a miniature amusement park completely from cardboard. Titled Lattice, this intricate structure captures the special link between New York and Melbourne while also celebrating roller coasters as a metaphor for the ups and downs of life. Agdag spent two years constructing this 10-foot-long sculpture, which was commissioned by the New York City Department of Education and NYC School Construction Authority Public Art for Public Schools.

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April 22, 2023

Swirling Strips of Layered Paper Sculptures Explore Life’s Ephemerality

Strips of paper are transformed into flowering forms through the art of Lyndi Sales. The Cape Town-based artist harnesses these flat materials, paints them, and arranges them in mesmerizing collages that spiral and fan out across the wall—mimicking microscopic life, animal textures, and even distant nebulae. Sales has crafted sculptural installations for over 20 years, usually exploring the theme of death in her work.

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