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These sculptures are both beautiful and eerie at the same time. They’re the work of artist Ellen Jewett who blends plants and animals into sculptures. She calls her work “natural history surrealist sculpture” and it not only involves a blending of different aspects of nature, but a blending of materials. She strives to use locally-sourced materials combined with negative space to create her works of art.

See more examples after the break.

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How cool does that look?

The mesmerizing ‘Blue Pine Studio’ 3D-Illusion Lighting Sculpture is currently on sale for $79.99 (33% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store! From the description:

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  • Set to 16 different colors
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  • Comes with a convenient remote control
  • Use day after day w/ long-life LED light (over 30,000 hours)

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Whether or not you think that this is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars would depend on how big of a Star Wars fan you are. The snow sculpture is roughly 15 meters high, 23 meters wide and is made from 3,500 tons of snow. It was built over the course of a month by the 11th Brigade of the Ground Self-Defense Forces for the 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan. It’s one of over 200 sculptures on exhibit at the festival.

See Also: 10 Chilling Super-Nerdy Snow Sculptures

Regardless of how you would feel about the military spending nearly a month building a Star Wars snow sculpture, you have to admit that it is rather impressive. In fact, this entry is Lucasfilm approved.

Maybe next year they should build the Rebel base on Hoth.

(via WSJ and Cheezburger / Image via Twitter)

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Photo via Instagram.

(via Johnamarie Macias)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.”