Update: Quilled Paper Sculptures by Lisa Nilsson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Lisa Nilsson constructed these incredible anatomical sculptures using a technique called quilling or paper filigree. By rolling and shaping narrow strips of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books, the artist has created "densely squished and lovely internal landscape of the human body in cross section." Update: She will be opening a new exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in NYC this Thursday, October 10th, 2013.

3-Ton Aerical Mosaic of Johanessburg by Gerhard Marx

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
From a distance this enormous sculpture appears to be an aerial photograph blown up and mounted. However, as you look closer you will find that it is a huge mosaic made from natural stone, red brick, ceramic elements and glass! The 56-panel sculpture weights almost three tons and was created by artist Gerhard Marx and Spier Architectural Arts for the 2013 FNB Joburg Art Fair.

Sculptures by AJ Fosik

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
Using locally sourced lumber grown in Oregon, AJ Fosik creates his signature and ever evolving sculptural work. The wonderful figures and anthropomorphized fantastical creatures are built using a complex process involving arranging hundreds of pieces of individually cut and varnished woods which are then painted vibrant colors and patterns.

Ray Villafane's Superior Pumpkin Carving Skills

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
We realize that Halloween is still a month away, but we thought we'd inspire you to get started practicing your pumpkin carving skills. You have 31 days to out-do Ray Villafane's superior squash carving carving skills. Go!

Hyper-realistic Sculptural Installation by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu's often controversial work examines on issues of 'perception, death and the human condition.' Previous installations have used human fat tissue and animals. Their most recent exhibition, If I Die, features giant gel and fiberglass manta rays carrying an old woman through the air followed by a swarm of colorful parrots!

Hand-Carved Wood Sculptures by Morgan Herrin

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
These detailed, hand-carved wood sculptures by Morgan Herrin are made from construction grade 2 x 4's, and he transforms them into pieces of fine art mastery. It takes him over a year to complete a single sculpture, and you can tell why with the amazing detail. More looks after the jump...

Patrick Strattner's Absurd Inventions

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 26, 2013
The Do Nothing Machine came to mind after seeing Patrick Strattner's absurd inventions. Ranging from the "Automatic Upper and Lower Full Mouth Tooth Brush" to the "Hoverering Grocery Shopping Assistant with Leather Hand Lead" these inventions, or as I see them sculptures, are remarkable. These prototypes by Strattner are a great look at form and function and what that might or might mean.

Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
We came across this fantastic Tumblr a few weeks ago and had forgotten about it until this morning. Much to our enjoyment there were several new additions to the collection of "Photographs Rendered in Play-doh." The owner of the page takes a photograph and tries to mold it as close as they can in every kid's favorite malleable toy dough.

Matchstick and Other Sculptures by Oakes Oakes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Twin brothers Ryan and Trevor Oakes (aka Oakes Oakes) create sculptures out of everyday items such as matchstick, pipe cleaners, and cardboard. Starting with a ring of matches on a flat surface, the duo slowly stacked more and found that instead of emerging into a dome, the space between the match heads caused a sea-shell like spiral!

Forensic Sculptures Made From Bones of Dead People

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
Before computers, in coroner and law enforcement offices, forensic artists would mold facial reconstruction sculptures from the bones of unidentifiable victims skeletal remains. In this series of photographic portraits titled Unspeaking Likeness, Arne Svenson traveled around the country taking pictures of these sculptures.

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