3000-year-old Pharaoh Ramses II statue found buried in Cairo slum

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Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive 26ft (8 meters) statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum. Researchers say it probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The discovery, hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important ever, was made near the ruins of Ramses II's temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, located in the eastern part of modern-day Cairo. Archaeologists actually found two 3000-year-old ...  View More
March 11, 2017 Jason

Hiroshi Shinno creates imaginary insects with plants and resin

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Hiroshi Shinno creates imaginary insects that perfectly blend into their surroundings - because there are made from parts of these surroundings! He collects petals, leaves, grass stems and flower stamens - and molds them into intricate 'herbal' insects, a blend of real natural pieces and polyurethane resin copies. Hiroshi Shinno works with truly miniature flower parts, seeds, 'shells so thin that they are translucent, and dry, holey leaves that disintegrate under the slightest pressure'. So far ...  View More
March 6, 2017 Tiffany

Juliette Clovis ceramic sculptures turn women into hybrid beings

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Juliette Clovis is a multidisciplinary french contemporary artist. Her plastic work is organized around 3 big topics that are the links between human and nature, the opposition between life and death and the dialogue between tradition and modernity. For years, Juliette Clovis worked on female identity and the representation of women in contemporary society and its history. In her most recent works, her women are completely transformed into hybrid beings, mixes of history, myths and chimerical ...  View More
February 24, 2017 Megan

TORSO: Nagato Iwasaki gorgeous and haunting driftwood sculptures

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Pieces of driftwood are like nature's nomads, traveling far from their roots and going where the streams and rivers take them like no trees ever could. These well traveled scraps of wood are shaped by their journey, twisted and gnarled until they become earthen works of art shaped by the hands of Mother Nature. Sadly, most driftwood is used to build fires or as garden fill when collected, but Japanese artist Nagato Iwasaki has found a better use for those beautiful bits of wood- he uses them as ...  View More
February 14, 2017 Jessica

Mari Shimizu’s gorgeous, haunting dolls are absolutely captivating

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Fantasy doll maker Mari Shimizu hails from Amakusa, Kumamoto Japan where after graduating from Tama Art University, she dedicated herself to creating and photographing her intricate ball-joint dolls. Shimizu is deeply inspired by the Surrealist movement, especially Nazi-hating Dadaist, photographer Hans Bellmer whose scandalous work often incorporated dolls. Here are a few words from Bellmer on his artistic approach that appear to directly align to Shimizu’s ethos: 'The body resembles a ...  View More
February 12, 2017 Jessica

Ann Carrington bouquets from old silver spoons, knives and forks

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British artist Ann Carrington, who is also an ambassador for the United Nations, uses sculpture to give new meaning to the everyday. In her series 'Bouquets and Butterflies', Carrington gathers hundreds of spoons, knives, and forks both shiny and tarnished to create elegant bouquets. Clumping spoons together she is able to recreate the shapes of roses and tulips that look so realistic, you might even think they’re real flowers, only covered with silver paint. The sculptures were included in ...  View More
February 10, 2017 Jason

David Mesguich gigantic sculptures installed in public spaces

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David Mesguich is a street artist who focuses on placing large-scale geometric sculptures in public spaces around Belgium, France and Poland. Recently, his work has focused on the difficult journey of refugees in Europe. His series STATELESS includes two carved portraits of refugees made of colorful plastic that were placed in the suburbs of Paris in late 2015. For the urban art festival Mister Freeze in Toulouse during the same year he constructed the piece SANTA EUROPA, a feminine portrait of ...  View More
February 9, 2017 Jason

Recycled Art: Blake McFarland amazing animal Tire Sculptures

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Recycled materials artist Blake McFarland uses recycled rubber tires to create amazing life-like sculptures of tire animals. Each Sculpture uses strategically placed tires which are woven and secured, creating amazing muscle-like definition of the animals. Each recycled tire sculpture takes around one month to complete and has amazingly detailed features. Blake McFarland loves being able to be eco-friendly by using 100% recycled tires to make his distinctive tire sculpture art. To see the ...  View More
February 4, 2017 Jason

Scary coffee: Jo Scravis hand sculpted monster mugs

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Add a shot of horror to your drink of choice with these highly detailed gruesome mugs. Artist Jo Scravis of ScravisMugs has created an awesome collection of beer and coffee mugs that feature the faces of all sorts of deadly monsters. They are available to purchase from his Etsy store. Each mug is hand-sculpted from stoneware and porcelain and is dishwasher and microwave safe. 'I’ve been creating pottery for approximately 10 years. All of my mugs are hand sculpted and one of a kind – right ...  View More
February 4, 2017 Jason

The mythical steel and river rock sculptures by Ryan McCallister

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Ryan McCallister is a ceramicist, sculptor and welder based in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Ryan received his BFA in Sculpture from the University of Tampa. He is also an entrepreneur. McCallister Sculpture is a small business that currently sells handmade home decor and fine art sculptures. His outdoor sculptures, made of steel and river rock, seem directly out of a Viking legend: 'I draw inspiration from things that interest me — like horror movies,' he says 'I ...  View More
January 29, 2017 Jason
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