Bookshelves Grow From a Dead Tree

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 25, 2013
In an effort to remind us of the relationship between manmade objects and nature, artist David Harper envisioned this bookcase emerging from a fallen log at Cazenovia College's in New York. Entitled Stacks, the project was created as homage to the trees that surround it.

"Flower Heads" by Hugh Findletar

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Milan-based photographer Hugh Findletar presented his exhibition Flower Heads at Heimat store in Cologne this January. The pieces were created in collaboration with Oscar Zanetti, a Master glass blower.

"Sharpened" Pencils by Dalton Ghetti

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Connecticut-based carpenter Dalton M. Ghetti "sharpens" pencils as a hobby and meditation. To create the tiny sculptures he carves the graphite points using a sewing needle and a small metal blade. It can take months and sometimes years to create a sculpture by very slowly removing specks of graphite one at a time. Peep more of the incredibly intricate sculptures  

"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.

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