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These look like fluid forms but they’re actually static fibonacci sculptures created by John Edmark. By syncing the rate at which the sculptures spin to the shutter speed of the camera, it looks as thought they’re alive:
These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.
For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture.
It’s absolutely mesmerizing and will have you hitting that play button over and over as you try to figure out just what is really in front of your eyes.
See the video after the break.
If a narwhal is magical good luck, and a unicorn is magical good luck, then just how much magical good luck do you get when you combine the two?
Such is the question that Los Angeles’s artistic couple Kozyndan set out to answer with this sculpture entitled “Rainbow Magic”.
Crafted in cooperation with Pretty In Plastic, this resin sculpture is a blue and green unicorn inside a clear narwhal with both sharing a single brightly colored horn. You can even buy one for your home if you’re willing to spend $1500. That’s really expensive, but we’re thinking you’re much more likely to hit the lotto if you own it.
Head after the break to see more pictures.
This fantastically detailed sculpture of Doom II‘s final level was created by artist Jason Hite. He made it from old circuit boards, bits of action figures, and all sorts of random stuff. Now it’s going up for sale for $6K. Jason talked about the design process on his blog, saying:
Over the years, I have collected circuit boards from computers and odd devices. The panel on the right of the demon’s head was sitting in a cardboard box in the back of my YMCA getting rained on, before I “liberated” it. The guns are from the Quake action figures by ReSaurus Toys that came out back in 1998. At least they are accosted with Doom. I would have loved to make a BFG, and still might do so, but I ran out of time. I’m actually kind of surprised that no one has made one by now. The Doom Guy figure and zombie behind the Cyberdemon are slightly augmented from HorrorClix figures…and the dozen bullets are dummy .30 ammo that is epoxied them tightly into the piece.
It will be on display in Santa Monica, California at the Copro National Gallery where you’ll also be able to buy it if you’ve got the cash.
See more pictures and the video after the break.
We’re used to seeing custom LEGO builds tackle geeky subjects, but a couple of projects in recent months have pulled inspiration from mythology. We’ve seen a LEGO depiction of Homer’s The Odyssey, and now there’s this rad statue of the Monkey King from Chinese mythology. Builder Tyler Halliwell told The Brick Brothers he spent about 100 hours over two months assembling the Monkey King, and it only has about 1,500 bricks. The statue is mostly hollow so it didn’t require a ton of LEGO pieces.
Overall, the Monkey King is 40″ x 15″ x 21.”
See more photos of the impressive build after the break.
Lee Cross has skills. The talented artist has a knack for being able to sculpt life-like fantastical creatures that are breathtaking. The handmade critters appear to be armature wire covered in fabric, stuffing, and fur, and they come in a wide variety of sizes. They’re also fully posable! It’s like having an adorable, exotic pet without any of the work.
While she doesn’t take commissions or have an Etsy shop, Lee does offer her creatures on eBay from time to time.
See more of Lee’s work after the break.
French department store Printemps is all kinds of fancy. It’s made to attract wealthy clientele, and to help entice shoppers to come inside, they had an art exhibition inside the store called “Pop the Bag.” Each installation featured a handbag, and DeviantArt user Kordian decided to add a pop culture twist by featuring Catwoman swiping Batman’s cowl. The statue is meant to be a modern take on Caravaggio’s “Judith Beheading Holofernes.”
Chainsaw carvings seem to involve lots of bears and moose, but this time it takes on a fantasy vibe courtesy of Game of Thrones. Artist Griffon Ramsey turned an eastern red cedar log into a beautiful sculpture of Ned Stark under a Weirwood tree using a chainsaw. It’s incredible to see the log transform in the time-lapse video.
You’ll be able to see Ramsey as an exhibitor at the upcoming RTX 2014 gaming convention in Austin, Texas.
See the video after the break.
Sculpting with wax can produce stunningly realistic results, and artist Bobby Causey seems to have mastered it. He makes insanely good sculptures of characters from pop culture like the Joker, Hellboy, Superman, and Batman. He uses a ton of photo references and starts with Non Sulfurated Plasteline (NSP) for each of his sculptures.
He told Daily Art that sculpting is the most rewarding and fulfilling kind of work he does, and when you look at his finished sculpts, it’s easy to see why. It’s undoubtedly a lot of hours and sweat, but it has to be satisfying to see these lifelike pieces and know you made them yourself.
See more of Causey’s amazing work after the break.