Category: Sculpture
Pumpkin Carving Done Right
Pumpkin Carving Done Right

Tis’ that time of year again, when pumpkins fall from the sky and land perfectly carved on the front stoops of all the good little men and women (and eggs for the baddies). But, what does truly masterful pumpkin carving actually look like? Well let me tell you what, Ray Villafane knows how to carve a mean pumpkin (literally!). Rather than going [...]

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Tape Spider Web for the Spider Within
Tape Spider Web for the Spider Within

So, you’re an art student and due to a shipping error you receive over 100 pounds of shipping tape. What do you do with that tape? Well, it should be obvious, build a huge shipping tape spider web! The tape web was on display in June 2010 at the Odeon, an old stock exchange building in Vienna, and used 117,000 feet of [...]

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Gum Art – Sculpting with Bubble Gum
Gum Art – Sculpting with Bubble Gum

The Italian sculpture Maurizio Savini has been best known in recent years for his skillful usage of bubble gum, used to create these marvelous bubble gum sculptures. I think this quote about sums up his passion: The sensual act of chewing, the voluptuous warmth of rebelling saliva, the artificial and secretly aseptic fragrance which spreads from the mouth as a promise and [...]

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The Art of Outrageous Fire Sculpting
The Art of Outrageous Fire Sculpting

Fire is fun. It’s wild, uncontainable, and that is the art, building faux cages for fire. The artist behind these bizarre, and utterly fantastic, sculptures is Anne Colombo who runs the design firm, aptly named, Colombo Construction Corp. They are a design/build firm that designs (and of course builds) fire bowls and sculptures for mass consumption (by those who have between [...]

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5 More Pencil Lead Carvings
5 More Pencil Lead Carvings

Due to the popularity of my last blog post on pencil lead carving, I’ve hunted down 4 more fine examples of Dalton Ghetti’s work and one more example from the amazing miniature artist Willard Wigan. Each of Dalton Ghetti’s pencil lead carvings take up to a year to carve. Mainly, because carving pencil lead is a finicky business and he reports massive casualties in [...]

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Jennifer Maestre Master of the Pencil Sculpture
Jennifer Maestre Master of the Pencil Sculpture

Behold the artwork of Jennifer Maestre, the artist behind some of the most spectacular pencil sculptures you will ever see. Rather than carving the pencils, which is the subject of my “pencil carving art” post, Maestre cuts and sharpens hundreds of colored pencils to create fluid forms. On her website she writes that she was inspired by the fluid shape of sea-anemones, it turns [...]

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Pencil Lead Carving
Pencil Lead Carving

I am pleased to present you with yet another post on pencil carving art! If you haven’t seen my last post on pencil carving art definitely check it out! I am a fan of bizarre art, if you take a look in the offbeat category you will find such gems as watermelon carving to toothpick sculpting, but this strange phenomenon called pencil carving really takes the [...]

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Genius Pencil Carving Art
Genius Pencil Carving Art

In my quest to find the strangest forms of art, I have happened across a medium even more spectacular than toothpick sculptures, albeit similar, pencils! These pencil sculptures are each carved from single pencils by the folks over at infofreako. I can’t imagine how long it took to carve each of these pencils, some of them are incredibly complex, anyhow enjoy! The pencil carvings get [...]

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Spectacular Toothpick Sculptures
Spectacular Toothpick Sculptures

Highschool toothpick bridges are so 00′s, now it is all about the recreation of world wonders using those wonderful little wooden sticks. Stan Munro has been working for over six years to create “Toothpick City” a comprehensive city consisting of toothpick versions of world landmarks. So far the construction has consumed over six million toothpicks and 170 liters of glue! Stan has [...]

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5 Amazing Shadow Sculptures
5 Amazing Shadow Sculptures

I remember first seeing shadow sculptures made from miscellaneous junk at that crazy modernist art museum in Paris. Shadow art is among the oldest and coolest of the arts, even better than watermelon carving. Feel free to be amazed by these little shadow gems. mrapplegate

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