Kobe based artist Yuji Honbori harvests discarded cardboard from garbage bins to create these large-scale sculptures of Buddhist deities. Beginning from the center of the form, Honburi inserts each layer of cardboard as a cross-sectional slice. Each slice is added with an air gap so that the final 3-dimensional shape allows light to permeate and the . . . → Read More: “Butsu (Transparent Buddha)” sculptures made from cardboard by Yuji Honbori
Creative collective Ribbonesia creates sculptures made entirely from ribbon. Woodland animals to insects, life-size masks to ornate wigs. All these forms are made by twisting, tying and folding satin and silk ribbon. See more of Robbonesia’s work on their website.
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Hvass & Hannibal is a multi-disciplinary art and design studio based in Copenhagen. One of their most striking pieces is this beautiful hanging origami ball, which was taken into a dark wintry forest to create the design for Turboweekend’s latest album. The 3D origami ball was made from 270 pieces of paper, and colorful . . . → Read More: Origami ball by Hvass & Hannibal
Sofia, Bulgaria based artist Mariana Popova uses hand-felt needle techniques and sheep wool (which she dyes herself) to create highly-detailed creatures from the insect world. Popova considers felting to be her “true love, besides my husband, my children, my dog and my cats, who are also my inspiration.”
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Don’t these sculptures look like they are made out of paper? They are porcelain wall sculptures created by Valeria Nascimento. I like how she plays with the repetition of nested objects, and the appearance of fragility of the material.
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Scherven wolk, 140 x 100 x 95 cm, 2010
Paper has got to be one of the most versatile mediums ever. You can make marks on it, dye it, cut shapes from it. And, as artist Peter Gentenaar shows, sculpt it into stunning complex forms. Gentenaar “grows” these organic ethereal structures by attaching wet . . . → Read More: Peter Gentenaar sculpts paper into large organic forms
Architectural glass artists Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell have collected 3500 wayward earrings, and other assorted jewelry pieces, to create an enormous chandelier. Standing 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) high and 1 meter (3.2 feet) wide, the dazzling lighting fixture is housed inside a glass house on the grounds of St. Mary’s Maternity Hospital in . . . → Read More: “Chandelier of Lost Earrings” by Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell
CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE. waxed linen, cotton, linen silk. 5x5x5″ 2006
Desserts have a special place in my heart and on my plate. Taking inspiration from contemporary food images, artist Ed Bing Lee takes thick pieces of linen, cotton and silk thread, and knots them to form sculptures of cupcakes, slices of pie and ice cream . . . → Read More: Dessert sculptures by Ed Bing Lee
Unicorns are one of my favorite four-legged animals one of whom I am hoping to meet one day. In “in medias res” (translates from Latin as “in the middle of things“), Teja Ream created a series of three life-size mystical creatures. Three of the unicorns are emerging from the walls and are beginning to . . . → Read More: Unicorn sculptures by Teja Ream
Artist Stacey Lee Webber uses pennies, nickels and dimes to build sculptural objects of hand tools and ladders.
Webber sees coins as a represention of the working class in America. By re-contextualizing the coins into objects commonly used by handymen, the Philadelphia-based artist “celebrates working class families which make . . . → Read More: Stacey Lee Webber reworks coins into sculptural handyman tools