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Porcelain imaginary animals by Sophie Woodrow

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United Kingdom based artist Sophie Woodrow sculpts clay into animals which, while clearly exist only in her imagination, appear life-like enough to be gazing back at their viewer, intently.

About her regal creations, Woodrow writes that her “work has been informed by an interest in the Victorians as the first generation who chose to define . . . → Read More: Porcelain imaginary animals by Sophie Woodrow

A life-size elephant folded from a single sheet of paper by Sipho Mabona

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Luzern, Switzerland based origami artist Sipho Mabona recently folded a life-size elephant with just one sheet of paper. The initial expanse of paper measured 50ft by 50ft (or 15 meters by 15 meters) and, at times, took up to 10 people to move and crease. Currently the 10 feet tall (or 3+ meters high) creature is on . . . → Read More: A life-size elephant folded from a single sheet of paper by Sipho Mabona

“Butsu (Transparent Buddha)” sculptures made from cardboard by Yuji Honbori

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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

Sculptures made from ribbons by Ribbonesia

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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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Origami ball by Hvass & Hannibal

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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

Felt insects by Mariana Popova

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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.”

See much more of the artist’s . . . → Read More: Felt insects by Mariana Popova

Porcelain sculptures by Valeria Nascimento

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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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Peter Gentenaar sculpts paper into large organic forms

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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

“Chandelier of Lost Earrings” by Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell

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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

Dessert sculptures by Ed Bing Lee

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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