Usually, when we read, the story comes alive in our heads. UK-based artist Emma Taylor takes this experience to a new level in her incredible book sculptures. Using discarded texts, she crafts three-dimensional animals and objects from the pages. From ships that sprout from antique atlases to insects flying from animal guides, these carefully-modeled sculptures playfully interact with their original source. Taylor spends countless hours finding materials for her art.
Lustrous and hard-wearing, epoxy resin has risen in popularity among contemporary artists.
Humble cardboard is transformed into spectacular artwork by French artist Eva Jospin.
Artist Bruno Catalano‘s fragmented sculptures have touched down on the Amalfi Coast. Four of his Travelers are displayed on the waterfront, with the stunning Amalfi landscape filtering through their fractured bodies. As a French artist with Italian origins who was born in Morocco, Catalano feels a strong kinship with these voyagers, who walk with suitcases in hand.
Throughout history, measuring instruments have helped us make sense of our environment.
Artist Jackson Shaner creates pottery that borders on terrifying.
There’s a lyrical beauty in the figurative sculptures of Jonathan Hateley. Constructed out of hand-painted bronze and bronze resin, the pieces combine human movement with nature motifs. The elegant subjects are cloaked in leaves, webbing, blossoms, and more. They evoke unity with their surroundings, which are often among gardens or have the backdrop of a field or forest.
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There are action figures, and then there are the action figures by JND Studios.
The rivalry between cats and mice is as old as time. Can you picture seeing historical artifacts related to their feud, just like you would in a museum? A Canadian artist's work gets pretty close to that. Jeff de Boer creates exquisitely detailed metal armor for cats and mice inspired by ancient cultures and historical periods.
In 2022, a young walrus named Freya became a celebrity after taking up residence in Norway.
Melbourne-based artist Daniel Agdag fashioned a miniature amusement park completely from cardboard.