March 17, 2019

18th-Century Sculpture Has a Delicate Net Carved Out of a Single Block of Marble

For centuries, sculptors around the world have adopted marble as their medium of choice. In order to both illustrate marble’s carving capabilities and showcase their own sculpting skills, these artists often select subjects that require a certain level of expertise. These challenging motifs include anatomical details, dynamic drapery, and, in the case of Il Disinganno, delicate netting.

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March 7, 2019

Artist Creates Balloon Birds Resembling Real Life Feathered Friends in the Wild

From inflated dogs to pretend swords, childhood birthday parties weren’t complete without some classic balloon art. However, artist Terry Cook takes the nostalgic craft to a whole new level, by twisting balloons into an entire flock of birds. Based on British and European species, each sculpture is made using colorful balloons to match the feathery plumage of each bird.

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February 11, 2019

Surreal Sculptures of Contorted Clay Faces Reinterpret Reality

Using “realist sculptural techniques accompanied by surrealist imagination,” self-taught artist Johnson Tsang taps into his subconscious to reinterpret reality. For years, we’ve been drawn to Tsang’s mind-bending body of work, which he has continued to cultivate with a new batch of clay portraits. Titled Lucid Dream II, Tsang’s most recent series of contemporary sculptures is rendered in his signature, surreal style. Featuring expressive and emotive topsy-turvy faces, his work remains undeniably dreamlike and unsettlingly lifelike.

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February 4, 2019

Artist Crochets Amazing Life-Size Replica of Local Woman Walking Her Dog

A post shared by Sew and So (@sewandsouk) on Jan 31, 2019 at 7:00am PST Yarn artist Liisa Hietanen reimagines the everyday world through her life-sized knitted and crocheted sculptures. In a series of ambitious textile projects, she has created replicas of her fellow villagers in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. Hietanen uses metal armatures as her base and then covers them in a combination of crafting techniques; what results are figures that have an uncanny, life-like quality.

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