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Spectacular Rubik's Cube Portrait of a Man Disintegrating

First spotted at Morris Museum's new show, "Toying with Art," this incredibly intriguing portrait made out of Rubik's Cubes was also submitted as an entry

Mona Lisa Sculpture made of Buttons, on Display in Japan, pop art, collage art. Button Art, Button Crafts, Paul Gauguin, Mona Lisa Parody, Monalisa, Do It Yourself Inspiration, Wow Art, Mosaic Art, Mosaics
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Button Wednesday : Mona Lisa

It is Wednesday again, so it's BUTTON DAY on my blog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today a very spectacular image of the Mona Lisa in 3D and in buttons ! It is a huge statue inside the Hankyu shopping center in Kobe in Japan. The first three pictures are from Nick Grills's blog; the next one is from shushusuru; and the last one is from Joe Collver. (Never knew she had a butterfly at her back .....) (Her smile is even more psychedelic as the original one .....) Have you seen a lovely, beautiful…

Spanish artist Isaac Cordal worked with regular metal cooking strainers, or colanders, sculpting them into mask-like mesh grids, to create these stunning cast-shadow portraits.

Wire Mesh Shadow Portraits

Back in 2009, artist Isaac Cordal shaped wire mesh kitchen colanders into faces and installed them on the streets of London, where street lights cast

Turning Trash into Public Sculpture & Installation Art Land Art, Art Conceptual, Instalation Art, Art Sculpture, Wooden Sculptures, Foto Art, Expositions, To Infinity And Beyond, Recycled Art
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Turning Trash into Public Sculpture & Installation Art

Composed of found objects, construction remnants and other offbeat materials, the art installations of Tadashi Kawamata are urban, gritty, in-your-face creations that are site-specific and evolve, twisting and morphing as they grow to monstrous proportions in public spaces.His early work focuses ...

vjeranski:Brenda Mallory Capsules Waxed cloth nuts bolts 11 units each 10 x 10 x 17 Textile Fiber Art, Encaustic Art, Paperclay, Seed Pods, Natural Forms, Kirigami, Fabric Art, Textures Patterns, Ceramic Art
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Brenda Mallory - Portfolio - Opening

Brenda Mallory Capsules, 2006-2011, Waxed cloth, nuts, bolts, 11 units, each 10" x 10" x 17"

Seo Young Deok is a Korean artist whose dramatic sculptures made from welded bike chains are meant to share stories told through the human figure. “Seo Young Deok’s sculptures capture the anxieties of. Sculpture Metal, Modern Sculpture, Wire Sculptures, Tachisme, Bike Chain, Korean Artist, Art Plastique, Metal Art, Amazing Art
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Seo Young Deok's Incredible Chain Sculptures | Yatzer

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is David Begbie, 'IKON' Steelmesh female torso, suspended Modern Sculpture, Sculpture Art, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Statues, Anna Karenina, Wire Art, Oeuvre D'art, Erotic Art
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devidsketchbook: “ David Begbie • “IKON” 2012 | Steelmesh female torso, suspended • “NEUD I” 2009 | Female figure with hand. Steelmesh sculpture, unique. • “NEUD II” 2009 | Male figure with hand....

David Mach: Coat Hanger Sculptures- example of repeated object sculpture Sculptures Sur Fil, Art Sculpture, Wire Sculptures, Abstract Sculpture, Abstract Art, Found Object Art, Found Art, Michelangelo, Les Themes

David Mach: Coat Hanger Sculptures

Click to enlarge Scottish sculptor David Mach is a master at creating assemblages of mass-produced objects such as magazines, bricks, books, dominoes, matches, and, as illustrated in this post, wir…

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Artist Spotlight: Kwangho Lee « Audrey Brandt's Destination Design

Yeong-Deok Seo __ art metal dark artists portrait sculpture human body The historical past on the island country of Japan paints a transparent photograph o Portrait Sculpture, Metal Art Sculpture, Modern Sculpture, Sculptures Céramiques, Korean Artist, Installation Art, Sculpting, Contemporary Art, Art Photography
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Sculptor David Oliveira twists and turns wire until he creates distinguishable figures and objects. Mysteriously, some of these pieces look like theyre actually floating. art-and-illustration

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Some impressive portraits using paper quilling (rolled strips of paper) by Mumbai-based illustrator Anant Nanvare. Arte Quilling, Paper Quilling Designs, Paper Cutting, Wallpaper Travel, Book Art, Rolled Paper Art, Paper Strips, Quilled Creations, Pointillism
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Tiny Rolled Paper Portraits by Anant Nanvare

Anant Nanvare is a very talented digital illustrator from Mumbai, India as well as very talented with what appear to be thousands of rolled pieces of paper. He has created an incredible series of colorful and very detailed portraits made from rolling paper into tiny stacks for Conquerer Paper.

Greek Artist Vally Nomidou creates delicate life size sculpture of women and girls using paper and cardboard

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Illusory Wire Sculptures by David Oliveira Portugese artist David Oliveira specializes in optical illusions that manipulate space. As if drawing in thin air, Oliveira creates wire sculptures that are three-dimensional but resemble line .

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ღღ Spencer Tunick body art - Take a closer look. This is not your "usual" drawing ;


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Marcus Levine - slaughtering an artist in the literal sense. He creates his paintings by nailing a white wooden panel. At his latest series of paintings exhibited in a gallery in London, Marcus has spent more than 50 000 pieces of iron.

Marcus Levine Nail Art

Unlike Andrew Myers who uses screws to create three dimensional portraits, Yorkshire sculptor Marcus Levine uses nails to express the human form. The number of nails he uses for each sculpture varies from 3,000 to over 50,000. “From morning sun to evening sun the shadows across the sculptures change and affect the contrast and, by altering artificial lighting, the sculptures can appear as light as a pencil sketch or as..