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A River in France Has a Skeleton of a Sea Monster!

Serpent d’océan is a giant aluminum sea serpent skeleton by artist Huang Yong Ping situated off the shore of the Loire River where it empties into the Bay of Biscay just outside of Nantes, France. Different weather conditions and tidal movements reveal less or more or the serpent, giving passers by a different view from day to day.

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The 30th Annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China

On the 5th January the Annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival opens in China. All the ice is taken from a frozen river nearby, with over 10 000 people involved in the construction.

 

The Bronze Sculptures Of Bruno Catalano Are Not All There

 

French artist Bruno Catalano has created an extraordinary series of eye-catching bronze sculptures called “Les Voyageurs” in Marseilles that depict realistic human workers with large parts of their bodies missing.

The sculptures were put on display in Marseilles to celebrate its position as the 2013 European Capital of Culture. They are skillful works of art even without the omissions, but the missing parts of the sculptures make them truly extraordinary and unique. They leave room for the imagination – are they missing something, or is it something that these “voyagers” have simply left behind? What’s especially impressive is that some of the sculptures seem to stand on very little support, giving them a sort of ethereal and surreal appearance.

Only ten of the life-size sculptures were presented at the port of Marseilles – many more can be seen on his website.

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The Kelpies, A Pair of Massive Stainless Steel Horse Head Sculptures in Scotland

The Kelpies” are a pair of 99-foot-tall horse head sculptures located on either side of a canal in Falkirk, Scotland. Created by Scottish artist Andy Scott, each sculpture weighs 300 tons and is clad in laser-cut stainless steel plates. The sculptures take their name from a mythological beast that was said to have the strength and endurance of 10 horses. “The Kelpies” were recently completed and will be open to the public in April 2014.

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Sculptor Zheng Chunhui Spent 4 Years Carving the World’s Longest Wooden Sculpture

Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui recently unveiled this exceptionally large wooden sculpture that measures some 40 feet (12.286) meters long. Four years in the making, the tree carving is based on a famous painting called “Along the River During the Qingming Festival,” which is a historical holiday reserved to celebrate past ancestors that falls on the 104th day after the winter solstice. On November 14th the Guinness World Records arrived in Fuzhou, Fujian Province where the piece is currently on display to declare it the longest continuous wooden sculpture in the world. You can see many more photos over on China News

Sculptor Zheng Chunhui Spent 4 Years Carving the Worlds Longest Wooden Sculpture  wood trees sculpture
Photo by Lv Ming

 

Sculptor Zheng Chunhui Spent 4 Years Carving the Worlds Longest Wooden Sculpture  wood trees sculpture
Photo by Lv Ming

 

Sculptor Zheng Chunhui Spent 4 Years Carving the Worlds Longest Wooden Sculpture  wood trees sculpture
Photo by Lv Ming

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An Infinite Staircase by David McCracken

Currently on view at this year’s annual Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia is this fun piece titled Diminish and Ascend by artist David McCracken. The welded aluminum stairsteps appear to create an infinite path into the sky, depending on the angle and/or the presence of clouds. Reminds me somewhat of Do Ho Suh’s piece Karma in New Orleans. Photos courtesy William PatinoPaul Davis, and Leighton Wallis.

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New Chain Link Sculptures by Young-Deok Seo

Korean sculptor Young-Deok Seo has crafted several new chain link sculptures—two for his Anguishseries of a man in despair and one of a peaceful woman for his Nirvana series. Continuing to work with the unconventional medium of choice, Seo maintains his high skill level of recreating the human form and projecting a sense of emotion through it. Like many of the figurative sculptures in the artist’s growing collection, this latest additions offers an expressive pose that is easy to translate, despite their fragmented nature.

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Realistic Skeletons of Looney Tunes & Other Classic Cartoon Characters

Anas Animatus H, Anas Animatus D, and Anas Animatus L” (Huey, Dewey, and Louie)

Korean artist and sculptor Hyungkoo Lee has created Animatus, an impressive series featuring realistic skeletons of Looney Tunes and other classic cartoon characters. Hyungkoo created each skeleton by sculpting resin on an aluminum structure.

Bugs Bunny

Lepus Animatus” (Bugs Bunny)

Jerry of Tom and Jerry

Mus Animatus” (Jerry Mouse)

Tweety And Sylvester

Leiothrix Lutea Animatus & Felis Animatus” (Tweety Bird and Sylvester the Cat)

Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner

 

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Street Art that Makes You Look Twice


Mark Jenkins
 has taken his interesting and unusual art in which he uses duct tape and polyethylene to create human sculptures that he places in random public street settings. He records the reaction of the people to his work as he enjoys the psychological impact that his work has on others.

Visual artist is the master of inspiring a sense of shock, wonder and curiosity from general members of the public. He placing his ‘human’ sculptures and other objects in various locations throughout Europe, often in the most random of situations. But all of them public and in high density areas. People casually going about their daily routine, only to confronted with the alarming, peculiar and surreal. Mark then photographs the individuals as they work past his art, capturing their reactions and wildly different expressions.

Many of them wondering would surely be wondering, is it real or is it art? Either way, his work is thought-provoking, slightly unnerving and even whimsical at times. If you were walking past and saw his work, how do you think you’d react to it?

View more of his curious experiments right here

Street Artworks That Will Cause You To Look Twice By Mark Jenkins

Street Artworks That Will Cause You To Look Twice By Mark Jenkins

Street Artworks That Will Cause You To Look Twice By Mark Jenkins

Street Artworks That Will Cause You To Look Twice By Mark Jenkins

Street Artworks That Will Cause You To Look Twice By Mark Jenkins

Street Artworks That Will Cause You To Look Twice By Mark Jenkins

Street Artworks That Will Cause You To Look Twice By Mark Jenkins

Street Artworks That Will Cause You To Look Twice By Mark Jenkins

Street Artworks That Will Cause You To Look Twice By Mark Jenkins

Street Artworks That Will Cause You To Look Twice By Mark Jenkins

Street Artworks That Will Cause You To Look Twice By Mark Jenkins

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These Clothes Are Carved From Stone

At a glance, it looks like a regular cozy hoodie. But looks can be deceiving. Sydney-based artist Alex Seton creates these super-realistic sculptures of our everyday clothes – from cozy hooded sweatshirts to soft-looking t-shirts and sports costumes – from solid marble.

Seton prefers carving from Carrara marble, which is usually white or blue-grey and has been used for sculpting and building decor ever since Ancient Roman times. It’s really incredible how the artist can take a piece of cold, solid material and turn it into warm- and comfy-looking fabric with subtle folds and creases. In his biography, Seton writes that he is interested in changing how we look at the traditions behind certain art materials. We would all expect to see old Greek or Roman statues out of white marble, but Seton shows it can be used for creating something as soft and cozy-looking as modern clothing.

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