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Watch This Sculptor Recreate Raiders of the Lost Ark’s Creepiest Scene Using Crayons and a Hair Dryer

If made today, the Raiders of the Lost Ark scene with Major Toht’s grisly demise would undoubtedly be created using a digital stunt double and complex CG fluid simulations. But in the early ‘80s, old-school practical effects were still a Hollywood staple, and using crayons, sculptor Steven Richter demonstrates just how simple it is to make someone look like they’re melting away. Read More >>

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Watching This Lego Figure Perpetually Mow Its Lawn Is the Most Relaxing Thing

A few years ago, Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks created an animated Lego version of the tragic Greek figure, Sisyphus, perpetually pushing a giant boulder. Using the same building techniques, Allemann has created a modern version of that character, who now spends eternity perpetually mowing a lawn that will never stop growing. Read More >>

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This Stretchable Sculpture of The Notorious B.I.G. is Actually Made From Thousands of Sheets of Paper

Artist Felix Semper’s latest work, a bust of Notorious B.I.G. he calls Big Poppa, looks like it was carved from a giant chunk of heavy stone. But it’s actually made from thousands of sheets of paper that have been all glued together— allowing the sculpture to be stretched and elongated, but still able to return to its original form. Read More >>

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Watch an Artist Sculpt Wonderfully Wacky Sculptures

Meet Wilfrid Wood. He’s an artist who specialises in sculpting heads and figures that are never boring, because they go far beyond the safe and traditional look many of us are used to seeing. Wood’s sculptures are often wacky, definitely fun, and always wildly expressive, like he’s managed to capture a person’s very specific reaction and emotion and feeling in each piece. Read More >>

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Mind-Melting Animations Made From 3D-Printed Fibonacci Sculptures 

Inspired by the naturally occurring mathematical Fibonacci sequences found in pine cones and sunflowers, Stanford University's John Edmark designed and 3D-printed these sculptures that appear come to life—with bizarre undulating animations—when filmed spinning using a strobe light or video camera with a high-speed shutter. Read More >>

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An Artist Who Uses 3D Scanning to Upgrade Renaissance Sculptures

They say that good artists copy and great artists steal—but artist Barry X. Ball sort of does both with his semi-unique sculptures that start where classic renaissance-era sculptors left off. The original pieces are recreated as digital models using a detailed scanning process, and then enhanced or augmented in 3D modeling software to either complete an unfinished work, or simply add to an already well-known piece. Read More >>

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Giant Cask Wine Sculpture Considered “Art” Down Under

Cottesloe Beach, where I spent many of my summers back in Perth, has been festooned with a, um, sculpture depicting one of Australia's most-loved -- and mocked -- inventions, the cask wine bag. Or "goon juice," if you're from down under. Read More >>

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Every Public Sculpture Should be a Full-Size Chrome T-Rex

Every public, abstract sculpture in the world suddenly seems super lame. Why? Because right now there's a full-scale, blinged-out Tyrannosaurus Rex standing over the Seine in Paris. Nothing will ever be the same again. Read More >>

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18 Sculptures So Lifelike You’ll Swear They’re Real

We've seen scads of hyperrealistic paintings that trick our minds — but what about brain-befuddling sculptures? Meet Australian hyperrealist sculptor, Ronald "Ron" Mueck, who uses silicone and mixed media to create shockingly lifelike figures. Read More >>

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Art Meets Science At This Giant Seething Flask Sculpture

What looks like a mad scientist's oversized scheme to conquer the city of Winnipeg is actually a half million dollar sculpture created by artist Bill Pechet. Standing 35 feet tall, the Emptyful artpiece towers over the city's Millennium Library Plaza looking like a constantly brewing science experiment thanks to a coloured fountain and misters creating a cloud of fog. Read More >>

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Watch a Girl Transform Old Bicycle Parts into Terminator Chandeliers

In this video by Etsy, Carolina Fontoura Alzaga shows how and why she transforms old junkyard bicycle parts into chandelier sculptures that look more like something from our apocalyptic future. Who knew bicycle chains and wheels could add up to be Terminator? Read More >>

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Artist Makes Creepy Self-Portraits Using His Own Frozen Blood

Many years ago Marc Quinn started an art project where he created cast self-portraits using his own frozen blood. On one hand, it's incredibly creepy and unsettling. But on the other, how many artists' can turn to their creations during a medical emergency? Read More >>