"Walking to the Sky," Sculptures by Jonathan Borofsky

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Maine-based sculptor and artist Jonathan Borofsky's new public art piece, Walking to the Sky, features 10 life-size people walking up a 30-meiter-tall-pole and has been installed permanently in several locations all over the world. In addition to the figures walking up the pole, several onlookers stand at the base gazing up at the sky. Made of stainless steel and resin, the sculpture is "a symbol for our collective search for wisdom and awakened consciousness."  

Crystal Covered Sculptures by Nicola Bolla

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 18, 2013
Italian artist Nicola Bolla collaborated with photographer Sergio Alfrendini to produce this series of photos documenting his glittering Swaroviski crystal-covered sculptures. Nicola takes sometimes-sinister objects and coats them in the sparkling crystals. Placed in haunting and dark scenes, the photographs accentuate the disturbing but glamorous nature of the sculptures. In the past, Nicola has coated AK47s and human remains.  

Shattered Glass Animal Sculptures by Marta Klonowska

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Polish artist Marta Klonowska uses shards of broken glass to create these elegant animal sculptures. The process of builing the sculptures begins with a metal frame and net mesh outline. Marta then carefully, one piece at a time, covers the outline with the shards of glass.

The Sculpture Works of Kyotaro Hakamata

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Japanese born artist, Kyotaro Hakamata, recently popped up on our radar. He’s become one of the leading artists in the Japanese contemporary sculpture scene after the 1990's. Hakamata has created a number of significant sculpture pieces that have influenced a generation of younger artists.

Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Why carve your sculptures when you could delicately glue thousands of perfectly cut pieces of paper together? Beijing editor and designer Li Hongbo, inspired by tradtional Chinese paper toys and decorations, applied the same methods to create these very cool, flexible paper sculptures. Watch the video below of Hongbo demonstrating his sculptures at a recent solo show at Dominik Mersche Gallery in Australia.

Giant Transformers Sculpture in Asahikawa, Japan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Ever dream of having a giagantic Transformers snow fort? Japanese toy maker Takara Toy does. They are building a 65ft x 426ft x 131ft Transformers sculpture made entirely of snow for the the city of Asahikawa's annual winter festival. The structure is made from around 6,000 truckloads of snow and took 250 workers a month to finish.

Death Star Lollipops on Etsy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
If you are as dissapointed as we are that the White House declined a petition to build the Death Star, you might want to head over to Etsy and grab yourself some Star Wars Death Star Lollipops.

Realistic Nude Sculpture by Sam Jinks

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The sleeping pair of fox-headed nude figures is just one of Melbourne-based artist Sam Jinks' many realistic sculptural works. Presented at Art Stage Singapore 2013, the piece, Unsettled Dogs, is crafted from silicone, pigment, resin and hair and are about one-quarter life size.

Art that Melts: Public Ice Sculpture by Nele Azevedo

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 05, 2013
In 2009 Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo carved 1,000 Melting Men out of ice and placed them in Berlin's Gendarmenmarkt Square to bring awareness to Global Warming. As part of the Festival of Queens in northern Ireland, she created a similar installation to visually remind people of the melting ice caps in Greenland and Antartica.

And Then It Washes Away: Sand Drawings by Tony Plant

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The key here is patience and not getting too attached to your artwork. UK-based Tony Plant will spend hours on a beach, raking and creating stunning drawings when seen from above, but the key is that these can only last so long. Temporary, fleeting moments of artistic expression can sometimes be the best.

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