Short documentary on a sculptor whose medium is feathers

Artist Kate MccGwire creates remarkable sculptures from carefully-curated feathers sent to her from around the globe. This short documentary examines her philosophy and aesthetic. Read the rest

Beautiful insect sculptures made of flowers and plants

Montreal-based clothing designer and artist Raku Inoue has been populating his Instagram with plants and flowers crafted into colorful insects. Read the rest

Omid Asadi's intricate leaf sculptures

UK-based artisan Omid Asadi traded in his boxing gloves and engineering career to focus on his craft since leaving his native Iran: turning large leaves into beautiful carved sculptures. Read the rest

Giant poop snake delights Russian villagers

Mikhail Bopposov created an enormous poop snake -- not the predictable result of holiday overeating, but a menacing 9-foot sculpture of a coiled poop cobra, ready to strike. And he has created many others.
Mr Bopposov, who is a cattle farmer, likes to make art out of the dung from his animals to attract visitors during the long Siberian winter. It is not the first time that he has created art to mark the Chinese New Year.

This appears to be an old photo doing the festive rounds again; I can find copies from at least 2013. The photo is credited to Narrya Bopposova (with an 'a') and appears to have been published by RIA Novosti, a now-defunct Russian news agency. [via] Read the rest

Cool sculpture made of repurposed wooden escalator stairs

Sydney's Wynyard Station wooden escalators, built in 1932, have been preserved and repurposed as a sculpture titled Interloop, in the station where they operated for over 80 years. Read the rest

Beautiful sculptures made entirely of store-bought nails

John Bisbee spends his days turning common steel nails into wonderful works of art. This short documentary by American Craft Council tours his Maine studio. Read the rest

Beautiful textile sculptures of dogs

Looking for a lovely way to honor a special pooch in your life? British sculptor Helen Thompson, aka Holy Smoke, creates textile sculptures of dogs that really capture the essence of dogness. Read the rest

A smartphone-shaped fidget-gadget to soothe your instinctive need for stimulus

Viennese artist Klemens Schillinger created these "Substitute Phones" as fidget toys with kinetic worry-beads that you can stroke and fondle when your conditioned reflex to reach for a distraction rectangle kicks in; the beads are set in channels that allow you to replicate smart-phone gestures like unlock, swipe right, and pinch-zoom. (via Red Ferret) Read the rest

Soaps that look like food

Artist Rochelle Javier makes soap carvings that look good enough to eat. But don't, because they're soap. Read the rest

Check out these impressive Japanese straw sculptures

The Wara straw art festival in Japan uses rice straw to create these enormous animal sculptures. Read the rest

Golemecha: imposing sculpture of a reimagined mythical monster

Golemecha is a seven-foot tall lighted sculpture made from "plastic, welded metal rods, wire mesh, plaster wrap, 3D printed parts, glue, spray paint, borax, branches, roots, tree kits, LED kits, preserved moss, preserved bonsaI, copper plating, and patina kits." Read the rest

The Bathgate Ratchet, a clicky, machined fidget-toy that works like a socket wrench

For the past year, sculptor machinist Chris Bathgate has been designing a series of handheld, kinetic fidget toys, starting with a "slider" and then a top, a worry stone, a spinner, and a netsuke. Read the rest

31 days of horror film PEZ dispensers

Toy artist Jesse Wroblewski of Chainsaw Estates challenged himself to sculpt a horror movie-themed PEZ candy dispenser for each day in October.

Here's a look at some of his horribly-creative sculptures, from Pennywise to Pinhead:

DAY 16: Pennywise from #stephenkingsit IT. #it #pennywise #pezhead #pez #instapez #horrorart #toyphoto

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DAY 2: The Ring. The well is also made out of #pez candy bricks. #thering #samara #diytoys #arttoys #pezhead #horrormovies

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DAY 13: Jason Voorhees. Happy #fridaythe13th everyone! #jasonvoorhees #horrorartist #pez #pezhead #instapez #31daysofhalloween

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DAY 7: JAWS! “You go in the cage, cage goes in the water, PEZ in the water!” #jaws #pez #pezhead #stevenspielberg #horrorcollector #shark

A post shared by Chainsaw Estates (@chainsawestates) on Oct 7, 2017 at 7:45am PDT

DAY 15: The Birds. A classic for this rainy sunday. #alfredhitchcock #thebirds #hitchcock #horrorfan #pez #pezhead #instapez #31daysofhalloween

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DAY 18: Mars Attacks! Ack ack ack ack ack ack ack ack!!!! #marsattacks #timburton #pez #pezhead #pezdispenser #horrorguy #horrorart #horrorfan

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DAY 17: The Stuff! One of the most 80s and best #80shorror ever. #thestuff #horrorartist #pez #pezhead #instapez #horrorart #horrorfan

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DAY 21: The Invisible Man.

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EYES: kinetic sculptures that use air, water, and motors to breathe life into inanimate objects

Lucas Zanotto's installation EYES uses a clever mix of kinetic techniques to animate the "pupils" of various "eyes," infusing inanimate objects with personality and humor. Read the rest

Hoarder Barbie trashes her Dream House

Carrie Becker's Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse is a detailed 1:16 scale model of a hoarder house, inside a Barbie Dream House, beautifully and hauntingly photographed. I know hoarders (and am related to a couple) and it's not a joke -- and neither is this amazing work of art. (via Waxy) Read the rest

Three impossibly beautiful assemblage clock-sculptures

From Roger Wood's Klockwerks mailing list. Read the rest

Check out these massive curving structures of millimeters-thick strips

Sculptor Marc Fornes sets algorithmic parameters, then generates large self-supported sculptures based on the results. The work has an oltherworldly quality. Read the rest

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