Brand New Steampunk Sculptures from Trash by Arturas

We’ve already shown you amazing steampunk sculptures by the artist from Lithuania – Arturas. And to day we want to show a few more. “I immersed into the new type of arts some years ago. It overpowered me as soon as I got acquainted with it. That is a very strange type of arts full of unexpected solutions and inventions and it fits to one word “Steampunk.” I use the most diverse materials for work starting from wares, antiquarians and ending with rubbish that is useless. It is a pleasure for me that I can help to transform an item that was thrown and is useless giving it the opportunity to exist in a new shape, in a new form as if I continued its existence in an already artistic expression. I present my works and advertise them mostly on the Internet. A steampunk style lovers from Lithuania, Netherlands, Germany, USA and Australia have acquired some of my works.” Just take a look!

Amazing Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young

New styled glass figurines by Sydney based artist Ben Young. The self-taught artist, who has been making glass sculptures for more than 15 decades, handcrafts every sculpture by hand layer upon layer without the use of a computer or high-tech machinery. Young artist compliments the organic glass contours with industrial materials like concrete to create physical and visual contrasts between the textures and colors of both materials. “How I use the glass lets me portray so many distinct components of my conceptual thoughts. Lighting plays a massive role in the presentation of my pieces. When lit from beneath, the lighting reflects and gives off the illusion of this item being brought to life. I expect viewers might envision the job as something “alive” that generates the illusion of distance, movement, depth, and awareness of spatial being. I like to play with all the irony between the glass being a solid substance and how I can sort such natural and natural shapes.”

The Incredible Scrap Metal Animal Sculptures of John Lopez

Sculptor John Lopez was born and raised on a ranch in Western South Dakota. In the midst of a successful career in bronze sculpting, Lopez discovered an exciting new direction: scrap iron sculpting. “I am never bored! I look forward to each new creation, and it is helping me grow and develop as an artist,” he says. As he John explains on his website: “This unusual detour started when his beloved aunt, Effie Hunt, died in a rollover car accident. Lopez moved to his widowed Uncle Geno Hunt’s ranch to build a family cemetery; his aunt would to be the first laid to rest there. Uncle Geno opened his home and welding shop to Lopez, who completed a fence around the cemetery, then ran out of material. The ranch is 35 miles from the nearest town or post office, so he went looking through the scrap iron on site. After some experimentation, he finished a gate into the cemetery, and then made a small angel peering over the top of the gate. The project gave him much personal satisfaction, and everyone who saw it was amazed at the result. A new career path was born in that cemetery. Not wanting to depart from his bronze casting expertise, John found a way to merge the two art forms into a new hybrid sculpture of everyday objects mixed with limited edition bronze castings. Hybrid Metal Art, a sculptural fusion of figurative and funk, a blend of iron and bronze."

Amazing Steampunk Art From Trash By Artūras

Steampunk style is still popular in the art and is the great demand with the public. Today we’re happy to show you amazing steampunk art by the artist from Lithuania – Artūras. As the subject for his steampunk art the artist has chosen animals, cars, motorcycles, robots. But the most important that most part of these steampunk sculptures is made from trash. From the stuff that we used to throw because it’s no longer needed – Artūras transforms into beautiful steampunk art. Many from his steampunk sculptures have built-in clocks, some – compass and other measuring instruments. These steampunk elements give his work a more complete look. So, here are they:

Miniature Sculptural Airships From Cardboard

Netherlands-based artist Jeroen van Kesteren has created these sculptural airships as part of a series titled "Orphanage for Lost Adventures". Made primarily from cardboard, aluminum foil, adhesives, and an assortment of papers used for sails and propellers, the whimsical flying machines have a distinct steampunk feel. The pieces range in 40 to 50 centimeters tall and take about a month to make.

Creative Concrete Lamps Combining Body Parts And Light Bulbs

One of the annual highlights at IDS Toronto is Studio North – a curated space of custom collections presented by local and international creatives, displayed in a gallery-like setting. As part of this year’s showcase, Italian, Toronto-based designer CEK presented a series of concrete luminaries that draw from the forms of the human body. The sculptural light works each incorporate bulbs within cast concrete faces or hands, creating unconventional interpretations of the human form. CEK’s work blends body parts with bulbs, incorporating sources of light into various characteristics of the human figure. At IDS 2017, the designer presented a collection of luminaries within a booth whose walls displayed a reimagined version of Sol Lewitt’s ‘Wall Drawing 51’, connecting all the architectural points on the surface with a chalk line. Exhibited lights like ‘Eureka’, ‘La Mano De Dios’ and ‘Fel_Light_Tio’ each combine cast concrete volumes with electrical light sources. A bulb breaks free from the head of a male bust, a light emerges from the mouth of a sleeping figure, and a hand holds a source of illumination within its grip.

Beautiful Paper Bird Sculptures by Diana Beltran Herrera

Colombia-based artist Diana Beltran Herrera has been fascinated by birds since she was a child, however it wasn’t until four years ago that she started working with their forms. Her incredibly lifelike depictions are built entirely out of cut paper and imitate a variety of bird species from all over the world. Each iteration of her work we have followed with intrigue, including one of her latest projects which incorporates her sculptural pieces into oversized postage stamps from countries which she has always admired. “I always felt inspired by postage stamps as they are little windows of the world,” said Herrera to Colossal, “specifically those that contain birds which are often traveling around the word. I have collected a few and I felt that I wanted to open those stamps to a much more realistic scale to learn more about that particular animal and its landscape.” Interested in wildlife far beyond its aesthetics, Herrera is also concerned with the ethical treatment of animals, especially when it comes to the illegal wildlife trade of birds happening in her country and abroad.

Surreal Ceramics That Look Like Wood

Sculptor Christopher David White is known for his ceramic creations that double as fantastic optical illusions. It’s hard to believe the hyper realistic pieces are made of clay, as they resemble knotty wood and dilapidated cardboard. These visual effects demonstrate incredible artistic skill, and White utilizes multiple hand-construction methods—such as modeling, molding, and casting – in order to produce the incredible textures that make his sculptures so confounding. Nature’s perpetual transformation is what first inspired White’s body of work – the idea that everything is subject to a cycle of growth and decay, or life and death. “Change is a constant reminder that permanence is the ultimate illusion,” he explains in his artist statement. He adds, “I seek to expose the beauty that often results from decay while, at the same time, making my viewer question their own perception of the world around them.” This forces us to look closely at White’s sculptures, and discovering his intricate details – of mold, moss, grains of weathered wood, and tiny water droplets – brings us a sense of joy as they’re revealed.

Beautiful Water Statues by Malgorzata Chodakowska

Polish sculptor Malgorzata Chodakowska creates beautiful fountain sculptures out of bronze where the water plays an essential part in the whole structure. Erupting from the statues in unlikely places, water creates a motion that gives Chodakowska’s sculptures a human-like presence and somehow feels sort of magical. “It takes me up to 2-6 months to complete a sculpture, depending on its complexity. My fountains spread the pure joy of life, combining the element of water with the raw material – bronze.” The creation of this stunning artwork starts by modelling it out of clay. Then to turn it into fountain, the sculptor pours these sculptures into bronze. Endless streams of water perfectly complete each figure with a story, which you’re now invited to check out for yourself.

Kinetic Steampunk-Inspired Sculptures

Artist Chris Cole has spent his life exploring the relationship between two disparate worlds: machines and nature. To marry his two obsessions, Cole sculpts creatures with salvaged metal parts. Fish, birds, and reptiles have their defining features cut and formed in an industrial style that recalls the Steampunk movement’s fantastical mechanization. Each of Cole’s sculptures feature moving parts. Birds gracefully flap their wings while fish swish their fins as if they’re navigating through treacherous water. These exquisite, fluid movements highlight the artist’s interest with functionality and aesthetics. “Understanding physics, and the way things work,” Cole explains, “has always been a fascination of mine.” To create his contemporary works, Cole looks back to the 19th century. “My sculptures are heavily influenced by the visionaries of the Industrial Revolution,” he writes. “The quest for flight, the ceaseless desire for faster, more versatile and efficient transportation relied undeniably on the workings of the natural world.” Although he has a reverence for these advances, Cole fears we’ve become too disconnected with Mother Nature. “My work, therefore, considers a regression from mechanism back to organism.” It also serves as a reminder of what we miss while we sit inside with our devices – instead of looking at a bird on the screen, we could walk outside and see the fluttering of one in real life.

Miniature Tree Houses for Houseplants

Artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz constructs miniature tree houses nestled in and around potted plants and bonsai. The tiny buildings, which range from stylish lofts to minimalist studios, have similar features to their full-sized counterparts, and Voltz has outfitted them with decorative rugs, art objects, and wooden furniture. Some even have minuscule houseplants lining their porches! This incredible attention to detail brings these playful spaces to life, and it’s easy to imagine that they’re inhabited by pint-sized residents. To produce the sculptures, Voltz draws from his decade-long experience as a commercial prop maker for movies. As a result, everything is meticulously handcrafted by the artist, with materials like silk and wood cobbled together into fully-realized structures.

Delicate Floral Arrangements Are Actually Realistic Porcelain Sculptures

Vladimir Kanevsky used to be an architect in USSR. But when he was in his late thirties, he moved to New York where his skills were no longer demanded. With no connections and no experience, he had to enter upon a job that could bring him money. So Vladimir started making porcelain flowers. He crafts beautiful illusions with intricate flower sculptures. His colorful bouquets feature roses, hyacinths, and peonies that look incredibly realistic but are actually made from porcelain clay. To produce these pieces, Kanevsky first builds them out of copper and then uses casting techniques to form petals and greenery that mimic natural textures and folds. Afterwards, the porcelain is painted by hand and later arranged into vases where it’ll forever brighten up a room. Vladimir’s flowers got to Europe, and some of them ended in some royal collections. When he was almost fifty, he made several customized works for Dior. His meticulous designs also have been admired by the likes of Oscar de la Renta and Albert Pinto. And gradually Vladimir found a balance between his job, making flowers for money, and his passion, sculpting. Now, he says, he considers his porcelain work as a form of art. His works cost $3,000 for a hollyhock to $20,000 for a large cluster of lilacs.

Upholstery Animal Head Wall Mounts

These are some of the upholstered faux taxidermy animal mounts created by artist Kelly Rene Jelinek of Etsy shop LittleStagStudio. Prices range from $800 – $3,500 depending on the animal chosen and materials used. “I can also easily customize the fabric upholstery… whether it be the type of fabric (upholstery fabric, satin, silk, leather, velvet, burlap, etc…), the color (brown? hot pink? whatever you want!), or the pattern (paisley, floral, stripes, polka dots, mustaches? again, the choices are endless!).”

Metallic Strip Animal Sculptures by Sung Hoon Kang

Artist Sung Hoon Kang‘s stunning animal sculptures embody the movement, speed, and chaotic energy of the wind. Though static structures, each of his pieces seem to come alive as metal strips are transformed into muscles and motion that flow in the wind. Kang’s talent is apparent within his artwork, releasing raw energy from the flowing materials. The sculptures are time-consuming and labour-intensive projects as dozens of individual strips of metal are welded into fixed forms. Varying the length and thickness of the metal, Kang creates the lifelike illusions of skin, fur, and hair; and stainless steel is converted into lustrous claws and teeth. From the playful seal to prideful lion, all of his animal structures contain a sense of dynamism that belies their unmoving nature.

Artist Turns Scrap Metal Into Animals

Today we want to show you really amazing sculptures made from metal by JK Brown. “I live in rural West Wales. This peaceful part of the country is known for being a precious habitat for its native wildlife, which is of constant inspiration to me. For as long as I can remember I have loved to watch animals (especially in the wild) and for as long as I can remember I have been drawing, making and creating as a way of celebrating the beauty of nature. Often when I’m out walking I pick up fragments of metal that have been thrown away. Sometimes fly-tipped or washed up on beaches, I patiently reassemble these pieces into monuments to the natural world around me: a habitat that is becoming increasingly fragmented. I find that my own process of reversing this fragmentation is, for me, a calming antidote to the madness of endless consumption.”

Star Wars Characters Reimagined As Ancient Greek Statues

French artist Travis Durden has imagined a mashup of Star Wars characters and ancient Greek statuary. Based on forms he found in Paris’ Louvre museum, Durden has digitally sculpted a series of five figures, each bearing the armor or facial likeness of a one of the film’s fictional personalities. From a cherub-style Yoda to a philosophical Stormtropper, the faux-marble figures offer a seamless synthesis of contemporary culture and classical sculpture.

Blank William New Order Black

Today we want to show you this cracking series of artwork from Blank William called New Order Black which utilises the helmet of one of the most iconic Star Wars characters, the Stormtrooper. New York based designer, Blank William, clearly has a love of Star Wars as well and this spiffing piece clearly exemplifies this. With the likes of rhinos and elephants being imbued onto the Stormtrooper masks, it gives an insight into what an animal version of Star Wars would look like.

New Sculptures from Layered Glass by Ben Young

We’ve already shown you some stunning glass sculptures by artist Ben Young – you can find them in Beautiful Glass Sculptures by Ben Young. And today we want to show you some of his latest sculptural works made from layers of cut laminate window panes. The bodies of water depicted in Young’s work are usually cut into cross-sections akin to textbook illustrations, creating translucent geometric islands that can appear both monolithic or chamsic.

Figurative Wooden Sculptures by Stefanie Rocknak

It may be hard to believe, but these stunning sculptures were carved from a single piece of wood. Artist Stefanie Rocknak is behind these fascinating figurative works. These pieces are slightly larger than lifesize, torsos and heads twisted into intense expressions that can be seen in both the face and body. Each work is incredibly serious, the pupil-less eyes seeming to look right through the viewer. The New York-based artist’s sculptural practice is highly influenced by her many trips to Europe, especially by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Bernini who she experienced in Rome. Although trained as a painter, she fell in love with the warmth and unpredictability of wood, preferring three dimensional work over two. Rocknak likes to stick to the detail of the work’s physical creation explaining that “conceptual art leaves me cold. So my figures, quite intentionally, are immediate and obvious; ideally, they do not need a theory to do their talking.”

Slovenian Easter Egg Art

Slovenian Franc Grom crafts beautiful, lacelike sculptures into egg shells, inspired by traditional Slovenian design. Each egg contains 2,500 to 17,000 tiny holes made with a small electric boring tool. Grom calls his ivory shelled masterpieces Easter eggs. Grom’s attention to detail accentuates the eggshell’s delicate nature, creating fragile vessels that light up from within. Check out the breathtaking ornaments below!