This steel rod and river rock dragon sculpture by Ryan McCallister of McCallister Sculpture stopped me in my tracks. It’s just so stunning and incredibly unique.
Unfortunately, adjectives like that are usually accompanied by the word “expensive”, and that is definitely the case here. Ryan mentioned that a project like this would run around $20K which, to be honest, seems about right given the skill and effort that went into it. [click to continue…]
The designers at Richard Clarkson Studio have made a name for themselves by combining electronics, clouds and levitation into super expensive awesomeness. The latest creation is a collaborative project with Crealev called “Making Weather”—a levitating cloud speaker that spins roughly an inch above its base while emitting your music of choice.
The magic is accomplished with assistance from an induction-charged battery, a mag-lev base and Arduino-controlled illumination.
At the moment, the design is merely a concept, although there is a good chance it will be made available soon. In the meantime, you can see it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]
This 3D Foam Pen puts a twist on conventional 3D printing pens by utilizing foaming liquid hand soap rather than melted plastic, allowing users to create rub-a-dub-soap-sud sculptures.
The pen automatically froths the soap into foam, eliminating the need for manual pumping, and the creative process can be started by the push of a button. It also comes equipped with accessories such as two plastic foam bases, a bubble-shaping spatula and three different heads for creating shapes like smiley faces or stars. Sets of eyes, ears and noses are also included. Sadly, it is not waterproof and cannot be used in the tub, which means the developers really missed the boat on the bath market.
The pen is currently available for pre-order with an expected release on July 15. See it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]
Creating art in a medium like LEGO can be rewarding but also frustrating. Especially when something it took you three days to build can be shattered into thousands of pieces in the space of seconds.
That’s exactly what happened to LEGO artist Zhao just one hour after his LEGO Nick from Zootopia went on display at the LEGO Expo in Ningbo, China. Over $15,000 worth of bricks got a push from a little kid who got under the display ropes and the rest is history.
The kid’s parents were mortified and offered up both apologies and compensation, but Zhao, as heartbroken as he may have been about the loss, assured them it was okay and that the child hadn’t meant to break it.
I think it may be a good idea to put in some plexiglass next time, because the ropes ain’t cutting it. At least his work will live on in the pictures below. [click to continue…]
It doesn’t matter if you’re new to Fallout, or you’re a hardcore veteran of the series–going toe-to-toe with a Deathclaw is unsettling. They’re tough, vicious, and horrific-looking monsters, and spotting one in-game usually gives me the chills.
Speaking of which, this clay model of a Deathclaw captures just how scary these monsters really are. Watch as Sculpture_Geek transforms a lump of clay into one of the most ferocious monsters in video gaming history in the video below.
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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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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.
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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)
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.
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