March 20, 2023

Amazingly Realistic Animal Sand Sculptures Come Alive on Shore

When we think of sand sculptures, castles likely first come to mind. But you can do a lot more with sand than construct tiny buildings; artist Andoni Bastarrika is proof of it. He creates realistic animal portraits that are so lifelike you'll do a double-take when you see them. To create the illusion, Bastarrika tightly packs the sand to create a blank canvas for textures like fur and wrinkles.

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February 7, 2023

Giant Lifelike Animal Sculptures Made Entirely From Upcycled Cardboard

When we think about famous sculptures, marble and bronze are the types of materials that come to mind. Josh Gluckstein, however, embraces a more commonly found medium for his creative practice. The London-based artist crafts realistic animal sculptures by upcycling cardboard into different silhouettes. Gluckstein began using cardboard during the COVID-19 pandemic. “In lockdown, with limited resources and lots of time to think, I began to experiment with recycled cardboard,” he told My Modern Met.

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January 18, 2023

New Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Statue Was Unveiled in Boston to Mixed Reviews

Nearly 60 years ago, on April 23, 1965, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered an emotional speech on Boston Common. Recently, the city honored this event and MLK's legacy with the unveiling of a new statue by contemporary artist Hank Willis Thomas. Titled The Embrace, this massive 20-foot-tall abstract sculpture was inspired by the love between King and his wife, Coretta Scott King.

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