A 26-foot high (8m) sculpture made out of knives and intended as a tribute to victims of knife crime is nearing completion. The 100,000 weapons forming the Knife Angel have either been confiscated or surrendered to police.
By: dave
Thursday, Mar 8th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: Sunny
Knitting is a popular pastime in Finland. But Finnish artist Liisa Hietanen takes it to a whole new level with her knitted and crocheted sculptures of real-life people.
(nsfw'd for knipple)
By: dave
Monday, Mar 5th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: blort
Artist Adam Hillman has created a wonderful collection of images that feature everyday household objects and foods arranged together to make all sorts of geometric shapes and patterns.

Prints of his work are available to purchase from Society6.
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Friday, Mar 2nd 2018 (12:52am)
Talented artisan Jeffrey Michael Samudosky of JMS Wood Sculpture in Gig Harbor, Washington creates his masterpieces with a chainsaw.
Scroll through his site, some with links to galleries of his work and some with embedded videos.
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Friday, Feb 9th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
There's a Google app that's over a year old but has just recently gone viral. Available for both iOS (iPhone and iPad) as well as the Android platform. Have fun with it.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Jan 19th 2018 (12:00am)
If you’ve ever wondered what McDonald’s would look like in a post-apocalyptic zombie world ruled by Nazis, artists Jake & Dinos Chapman have got it covered.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Dec 23rd 2017 (1:23am)
Using multiple photos as a guide, a model of the late musician is built from the skeleton on out.
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Monday, Oct 9th 2017 (12:04am) | Thanks: G.G. Maldonado
Diffusion Choir is a kinetic sculpture that uses 400 folding elements to reveal the movements of an invisible flock of birds. Its movements are always changing, driven by custom software running a flocking algorithm.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Oct 2nd 2017 (12:01am)
In 1971, Dutch filmmaker Han Van Gelder captured the artistic incredible process of M.C. Escher in the 20-minute documentary entitled “Adventures in Perception“. The film, part-biography, part artist demonstration was created for The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands program “Living Art The Netherlands”
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Monday, Sep 18th 2017 (12:29am) | Thanks: Squid
Terry Erasmus presents his photolog of some of the amazing entries to the 2017 Bonsai convention. Neat.
By: dave
Friday, Jul 28th 2017 (8:33am) | Thanks: mefi
Here's one from a few years back that I just stumbled across. I guess filling cells with color counts as a canvas. View the masterpieces for yourself.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Jul 19th 2017 (12:00am)
Pilar Abel, a tarot card reader and fortune teller from Girona, a city close to Figueres in north-east Spain where both she and the artist were born, has been trying for 10 years to prove that she is his only child and, therefore, under Spanish law, heir to a quarter of his fortune. She has said the physical resemblance is so close "the only thing I'm missing is a moustache".
By: dave
Tuesday, Jun 27th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: mefi
Russian artist Max Degtyarev has created a awesome Adventure Time illustration that gives us a detailed look at the structure of Finn and Jake‘s giant tree fort located in the Land of Ooo. Illustrations of Max’s numerous other cutaway illustrations are available to view on Behance, Facebook, and his art blog.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Jun 24th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
Watch (and listen to a catchy tune) as an order of McD fries and some ketchup packets make a brilliant image of Morgan Spurlock.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Jun 23rd 2017 (12:00am)
One man has an obsession with creating big wooden balls. Even if you can appreciate the beauty in wood grain as I do, this takes the kooky fixation to a new level.
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Wednesday, Jun 14th 2017 (12:03am)
Three months after a statue of a defiant little girl was installed facing New York's Charging Bull statue, an artist has installed yet another statue in protest: A small pug peeing on the girl's leg. Though his work was condemned as an anti-feminist backlash, the statue's creator Alex Gardega insisted he's just making a point about how it feels to have one's statue toyed with.
By: dave
Thursday, Jun 1st 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Wander
A pair of giant hands rising from the water have been unveiled on Venice's Grand Canal - a sculpture by contemporary artist Lorenzo Quinn intended to highlight the devastation of climate change.
By: dave
Monday, May 22nd 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Sunny
Jacks Storms is an artist who lives in LA and his medium of choice is cold-cut glass. Visit his website or watch this eight minute clip that I lifted from there.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, May 1st 2017 (7:42pm) | Thanks: C.g. Maldonado
Wall Street's iconic Charging Bull statue (which is actually on lower Broadway) has an interesting and storied past, and now thanks to the recent placement of another statue - a little girl standing in front of the Bull in defiance - it has an interesting and storied present as the Bull's sculptor pitches a royal hissy about this slight to his artistic statement.

The art wags over at New York Magazine, of course, think both works are trite pieces of shit.
By: dave
Monday, Apr 17th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: npr
20 pics to peruse and enjoy.
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Tuesday, Mar 28th 2017 (2:35am)
On 26 April 1937, Nazi German and Italian bombers attacked the Basque city of Guernica. Over the course of three hours, they destroyed three-quarters of the ancient town, killing and wounding hundreds.

The raid was 'unparalleled in military history,' according to reports at the time- and it inspired one of the most famous anti-war paintings in history.
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Wednesday, Feb 15th 2017 (12:00am)
Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 - 8 April 1973) is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. He is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of assemblage, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.

Picasso was exceptionally prolific throughout his long lifetime. The total number of artworks he produced has been estimated at 50,000; comprising 1,885 paintings, 1,228 sculptures, 2,880 ceramics, roughly 12,000 drawings, many thousands of prints, and numerous tapestries and rugs.
Of those thousands of paintings were a number of self-portraits through the years that often reflected the various periods of his artistic career. Here, you can find 14 self-portraits from ages 15 - 90.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Jan 18th 2017 (12:00am)
Artist Jason deCaires Taylor works under the sea to create long-lasting works to help marine life breathe
By: Sunny
Saturday, Jan 14th 2017 (12:00am)
Glass blower and craftsman Janecky first started working with glass at the tender age of 23. He is now considered an artist and a master. In this clip, he showcases for a group, although he does teach his skills to classes.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Jan 5th 2017 (12:00am)

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