Tag Archives: Sculpture

Look, Chevrolet Built A Life-size The LEGO Batman Movie’s Batmobile

During the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) last month, American automaker surprised visitors with a unlikely ‘concept car’: a life-size LEGO Batmobile straight out of LEGO animated flick The LEGO Batman Movie. Created in collaboration with students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community, A World in Motion and First LEGO League, this bricksomeful crimefighting vehicle, which stretches 17 feet long (a little shorter than Sawaya’s creation), measures 9.25 feet across and stands 6.92 feet tall (about 5.2 x 2.8 x 2.1 meters), is made up of a whopping 344,187 LEGO bricks and weighs in at a hefty 1,695.5 pounds (769 kg). The tires alone account for 400 pounds (181 kg), each weighing no less than 100 pounds (45 kg!). Continue reading Look, Chevrolet Built A Life-size The LEGO Batman Movie’s Batmobile

Backed By Geometric Principles, This Shit Is Literally Golden

Look. We are not here to judge, but I will be honest, saints we are not and therefore, we can’t promised we won’t judge a person with a fetish for “decoration defecation.” Oh, you don’t know if you have such fetish? It’s ok. Just take a look at the 3D printed Archimedean Turd and if you kind of fancy it, then you have a fetish for decoration defecation. Don’t be ashamed, though and don’t make excuses like “because it looks like a perfectly laid pile of poop and it is an art.” Well, I got news for you. This ain’t art. It’s poop science, or more accurately, poop mathematics cos’ its geometry is, apparently, backed by geometric principles including the Archimedean spiral (r = a + bθ) and the Golden Ratio/Phi in triangles where a=1, b=√φ, and c = φ. Continue reading Backed By Geometric Principles, This Shit Is Literally Golden

Heard Of Construction Site Disco? Well, There Was One And It Was An Art

Disco is mainly an indoor event, but occasionally, it does occur on beaches and sometimes, even at construction site too. Well, ok, the latter was not true. Though it is true that there was a “construction site disco,” but that was just the one time at Lyon, France last week (December 8-10, 2016) and it wasn’t a real disco per se. It was actually French artist Benedetto Bufalino’s latest work of art. The artist, who has the penchant of the quirky art like phone booth aquariums, stuck a large number of mirrored surface plates on the mixing barrel of a Lafarge cement truck which, effectively turn the cement truck into a big-ass disco ball. Continue reading Heard Of Construction Site Disco? Well, There Was One And It Was An Art

Some Folks Built A 7-Meter Tall Rice Straw Godzilla And It Looks Amazing!

Well, it is time of the year again in Japan. A time where harvested rice’s by-product, rice straws, are put to good use as material for mind-blowing sculptures and one of them was this 23 feet (7 m) tall, 32 feet (10 m) long Godzilla which reportedly took a group of over 150 volunteers four months to built. Like the rice straw sculptures we saw last year, wooden frames were constructed and rice straws added to form this amazingly realistic Gojira and as if the realism wasn’t enough, LEDs were thrown in for good measures to make the eyes, mouth and part of the tail, chest and neck area glows – just like the monster did in the recent Shin Godzilla flick. Continue reading Some Folks Built A 7-Meter Tall Rice Straw Godzilla And It Looks Amazing!

Elongated Sculpture Of Everyday Objects Are Stuff Of Dreamlands

Art comes in many form. Some are straightforward beautiful and some lean towards surreal, and some just look likes they came straight out of a dream. The works by Pennsylvania-based artists, Steven and Billy Dufala (collectively known as Dufala Brothers), belongs to the latter two. Their works may cover a wide range of disciplines, but one thing for sure, they looks like objects or images you will find in world of Alice in Wonderland or Wizard of Oz. The duo’s elongated sculpture of everyday objects are such surrealistic works, featuring everyday items such as sneakers, hand tools and such, in elongated or oversized proportion. Continue reading Elongated Sculpture Of Everyday Objects Are Stuff Of Dreamlands

3D Pen Sculpture Of Full-sized Nissan Qashqai Is Pretty Damn Surreal

You know 3D pen? Yea, the gadget that lets you draw in the air, literally, to create 3D sculpture like you would doodling on paper. Now imagine it being used to create a life-sized car sculpture. Sounds impossible? Well, actually, not quite. I am sure you can given enough time, or in this case, maybe 800 man-hours or around three weeks sounds just about the time you need cos’ that how much time artist Grace Du Prez and her team of artists did when they created what could be the world’s largest 3D pen sculpture. The UK-based 3D printing pen artist, who has been creating with 3Doodler Pen for a few years now, was commissioned by Nissan Europe to create a 3D pen drawn version of Nissan Qashqai Black Edition crossover to mark the car’s launch. Continue reading 3D Pen Sculpture Of Full-sized Nissan Qashqai Is Pretty Damn Surreal

These Inflatable Dinosaur Toys Are Actually Ceramic Sculptures

Ok. Robotic arm with human as brush art is deep and not everyone is able to comprehend, but these ceramic arts made to look like inflatable toys by Brett Kern Ceramics are something I am very sure everyone can appreciate. What? No. That’s no typo. They are really ceramics. Though, I am sure it will not as convincing if you were to touch it (obviously), but as far as photos (or just looking at it) are concerned, they are simply mind-blowing. Just look at the joining lines and the creases typical of a inflatable toy, and that air valve there? It’s just golden! Continue reading These Inflatable Dinosaur Toys Are Actually Ceramic Sculptures

Captain America Bronze Statue Blurs The Line Between Fiction And Reality

2016 marks the 75th years of Captain America, one of Marvel’s earliest superhero who clearly stood the test of time. Given Cap’s embodiment of American spirit and patriotism, it is only natural that Marvel will want to celebrate this occasion and it did so with this imposing 13-foot bronze tribute statue created by the Marvel Creative Team in association with Comicave Studios. The statue was first unveiled at this year’s SDCC and subsequently, in a Captain America anniversary ceremony on August 10, 2016, held at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. Continue reading Captain America Bronze Statue Blurs The Line Between Fiction And Reality

Skull Walker 2.0: Mechanical Creepy Crawly With A Skull Fit For Nightmare

Many artists have sculpted artwork that revolved around human skulls, so if another one comes along, it shouldn’t be a major news, but this particular mechanical skull from Japanese sculptor Y. Nakajima is different. Aptly entitled Skull Walker 2.0, Nakajima’s iteration of a mechanical skull is not content with staying put in one location; it wants to move, and it surely can, because it has functioning ‘legs’. Kind of creepy if you asked me and it looks totally like what nightmares are made of. It is made creepier by the fact that it has no torso – not even a skeletal one, nor does it has any upper limbs; it is just the skull and a few trusty legs that enables it to scurry around. Continue reading Skull Walker 2.0: Mechanical Creepy Crawly With A Skull Fit For Nightmare

Floating World In Test Tube Looks Like Something Right Out Of Avatar

Floating world only exist in anime and sci-fi fantasy movies, but that doesn’t mean we cannot live the dream, well, at least in miniature proportions. You can’t actually fly up to these tiny gravity-defying worlds cos’ they are obviously not of real world size, but Micro Matter by Dutch artist Rose de Jong aka Byrosa will mesmerize you and probably fuel your imagination, and it really is as surreal as it can gets. Rosa whipped up these magical worlds, each housed in a test tube, using materials like sticks, rocks and sand to create scenes like camping in the woods, house over a rocky cliff, and skyscraper on clouds. Basically, Rose’s Micro Matter looks something straight out of the James Cameron’s sci-fi flick Avatar – minus the infinite waterfall, of course. Continue reading Floating World In Test Tube Looks Like Something Right Out Of Avatar