Lose Yourself In The Captivating Kinetic Sculptures of Jennifer Townley 

Epic Fantasy Sculpture Wins Top Prize At World Ice Art Championships

Behold "Fighter," crafted by a team of ice-carving artists (Japan's Junichi Nakamura and Shinichi Sawamura, and the U.S.'s Chan Kitburi and Dean Murray). It took first prize in the multi-block division and a Governor's Award (voted on by event volunteers) at the 2015 World Ice Art Competition. » 3/09/15 2:30pm 3/09/15 2:30pm

This Eerie Chandelier Is Controlled By A Geiger Counter

Artist Phillip Stearns' A Chandelier For One of Many Possible Endings is a custom light fixture containing 92 elements, each connected to a Geiger counter and each representing an electron in a Uranium atom. They light up in response to radiation, creating a haunting pattern. » 2/28/15 4:15pm 2/28/15 4:15pm

Sculptures Built From Skateboards And Made Like Japan's Buddha Statues

Japanese artist Haroshi combines his fascination with skateboarding with a traditional method of wooden mosaic common in Japan's Buddha statues. He recycles old skateboards, cuts, shaves, and polishes them to form colorful three-dimensional sculptures. » 2/19/15 3:00pm 2/19/15 3:00pm

Invite Body Parts To Your Next Dinner With This Horrifying Tableware

Tea, anyone? Israeli sculptor Ronit Baranga's unique work melds body parts with tableware: fingers poke through a plate, a disembodied mouth awaits at the bottom of a cup. The effect is both delicate and gruesome. » 1/19/15 2:20pm 1/19/15 2:20pm

This 3D-Printed Vase Shows Different People's Faces As You Turn It

You may be familiar with the "vase or two faces" images (known as Rubin's vase), where a single image looks like both a vase and two faces in profile. This oddly shaped vase goes much farther than that. It shows two profiles at a time, but those profiles change as the vase spins around. » 1/16/15 2:00pm 1/16/15 2:00pm

3D Printer, Strobe Light: All You Need to Create Zoetrope Sculptures

Oh, and a Lazy Susan. Designer John Edmark has created a bunch of designs for sculptures which "bloom" when spun and lit by a strobe light or are filmed with a short shutter speed. » 1/15/15 1:36am 1/15/15 1:36am

These Kinetic Bird Sculptures Will Leave You Completely Mesmerized

Some of these moving, biomechanical bird sculptures look like they're about to take flight, while others resemble bizarre Muppets made over in metal. But one thing that they all have in common is that they are deeply satisfying to watch, with possibilities for special effects and industrial design alike. » 12/16/14 3:00pm 12/16/14 3:00pm

These Sculptures Turn Car Parts Into An Entire Animal Kingdom

Yesterday we showed you the incredible sculptures of Yong Ho Ji, who turns regular tires into amazing and disturbing creatures. Now we're showing you the art that can be made from the rest of an automobile, including a wild world of robotic animals. (And maybe even a human or two!) » 12/11/14 3:00pm 12/11/14 3:00pm

These Paper Sculptures Disappear At Certain Angles

Korean artist Ho Yoon Shin makes these paper sculptures by hand, achieving works that look completely solid from some angles and nearly vanish from others. » 11/13/14 11:00pm 11/13/14 11:00pm

The Whales That Carry Worlds On Their Backs

The each species of skywhale carries a different biome on their back. For a planet to exist with variable geography, individuals of the various species must band together and fit the environments they carry together. » 9/10/14 1:30am 9/10/14 1:30am

Litter Bugs: Creatures Made From Our Cast-Offs

British artist Mark Oliver makes his "Litter Bugs" from gears, old eyeglasses, tins, and other things he collects as materials for these pieces. Each one is given life through its display with a common name and a "scientific" name. The one above is the "Curio Bug" or "Coleoptera Peculiar." » 9/04/14 1:30am 9/04/14 1:30am

The Most Majestic Fairy Sculptures We've Seen Are Made Out Of Insects

Okay, the next filmmaker to develop a movie about fairies really needs to bring sculptor Cedric Laquieze on as a concept designer. He carefully arranges parts of various insects parts—as well as plants, feathers, and bones—into remarkable creatures that are beautifully strange. » 8/26/14 11:42am 8/26/14 11:42am

Intricate Cardboard Models of Theoretical Flying Machines

Behold These Incredible Works Of Architecture Made Out Of Living Trees

Now these are the ultimate tree houses. Living trees are guided into the shapes of towers, cathedrals, and pavilions, creating wooden structures that continue to grow and bud and bloom. » 8/01/14 3:20pm 8/01/14 3:20pm

These Insects Build Carapaces of Gold and Pearl

The aquatic caddis fly begins its life in a larval stage, and must build an artificial carapace in order to survive into adulthood. When artist Hubert Dupras discovered that they build these cases out of whatever materials are at hand — including sticks and rocks — he had a strange idea. » 7/27/14 11:16am 7/27/14 11:16am

The Astonishing Treasures of Underwater Art Galleries

Art can take you to another world — and sometimes that means you actually have to put on an oxygen tank. These underwater artworks and galleries are the closest you'll get to experiencing art on an alien planet. » 7/23/14 4:03pm 7/23/14 4:03pm

The Future Does Not Have to Look Like the Present

This glowing sculpture captures a modest neighborhood at night, its windows glowing peacefully beneath rebar that sprouts like insane stick figures from the roofs. It's also a work of profoundly melancholy science fiction. » 7/17/14 8:00pm 7/17/14 8:00pm

The Full Sized Wire Fairy Queen of Trentham Gardens

At Trentham Gardens in the UK, you can walk the Fairy Trail and see the many wire fairies created by artist Robin Wright. And the centerpiece is Wishes, a life-sized queen installed earlier this year to commemorate the garden's 10th anniversary. » 7/17/14 3:00am 7/17/14 3:00am