The GOLLUM SCULPTURE AT A NEW ZEALAND AIRPORT

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
If you film it in your country, you get the creepy airport installation/sculpture. At the Wellington Airport in New Zealand, a 2,645 pounds,9.8 foot high and 43 foot long sculpture of Gollum is now reaching over you as you wait and eat before your flight. Done in conjunction with the release of The Hobbit (in theaters on December 14), the piece was created by the Weta Workshop.

Mirage by Katie Grinnan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Obviously, unless you have been under a rock, you know that it is Election Day here in the United States of America. That said, go vote. Don't read blogs. Wait, maybe the New York Times, but not art blogs. But if you happen to be on the art blog rounds today, we found this sculpture by Katie Grinnan called Mirage, that we thought spoke to the coming together of people to do something in unison. Hopefully vote blue. Or perhaps that Mirage thing is too much to ignore...

DIRITTURA D'ARRIVO by Mezzapelle Deriu

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 02, 2012
Lara Mezzapelle and Giacomo Deriu live and work between Bologna and Barcelona. Their artistic research, born out of sharing personal and professional artistic careers, explores the new possibilities offered by digital language to develop New Media Art works, such as interactive video installations and installations/sculptures modeled on 3D graphics software and built by laser prototyping.

Damien Hirst "Verity" Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Finally, we found our Halloween costume. Recently, Damien Hirst's 66-foot bronze sculpture, Verity, was placed/erected/dropped in the coastal town of Ilfracombe, England. That is 66-feet of naked pregnant bronze woman holding a sword aloft standing upon legal books, with half her innards exposed and half her body just fully bronze and naked. For those into language, "verity" means "truth" in Italian.

Beer Cans to Sculpture Art by Macaon

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Normally we like to leave our beer drinking to after-hours away from the office, but we ran into this article this morning about Japanese artist Macaon transforming everyday beer and soda cans into sculpture art, and we couldn't resist. These are actually quite good, so good in fact, we want to know how much beer was consumed in the making of Darth Vadar? 

Paperstuff by Bartek Elsner

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Make gigantic things from paper, and call the series "Paperstuff." Simple enough. Berlin-based art director Bartek Elsner created the series Paperstuff because he seems to be able to make anything with paper, from boomboxes, to fire places, to televisions, to CCTV cameras, to VCRs. 

The Works of Kate Macdowell

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 15, 2012
Kate Macdowell has traveled the world, taught mediation in India, and created websites for high-tech corporate environments. Yet, through it all, she has become somewhat of a ceramic guru. Macdowell's work, which is hand-crafted out of porcelain, looks at humanities struggle with our natural surroundings and how science has effected us over the years.

Paper Sculptures by Peter Callesen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 10, 2012
We were going to save this for Halloween, but we caved. Danish-born artist Peter Callesen is able to take one single sheet of white paper and transform it into a playful, simple but detailed sculpture piece. Sometimes, just a skeleton waking up is all you need.

Recycled CDs Make Waterlilies

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Have you moved recently? Are you of the age, say, late 20s, early 30s, where at somepoint in your life owning, buying, and collecting CDs was something you did so now you have over a thousand just taking up space? Well, British artist Bruce Monro has found a place for 65,000 recycled Cds: make waterlilies. Why didn't we think of that?

The Humanesque Yoda sculpture

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 05, 2012
We like Yoda, but this is sort of creepy looking. This the work of Andrea Eusebi, who has created a Yoda using a plastiline modeling clay. He has taken the green little Jedi master and made him look like an aged grandfather with really impressive ears.