Mechanical wall sculptures

These mechanical sculptures by Brett Dickins are awesome. I'd really love to see his workshop with a bunch of these moving at once. via BoingBoing

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Amazing Snow Sculptures

Over in Japan, the 60th annual Sapporo Snow Festival is going on and there are some awesome sculptures in it. My sister-in-law is from there and told me stories of this happening, but I haven't seen photos from it until now. Link

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Sculptural Crochet Primer

Here SuperNaturale features a curiosity cabinet of crochet figures, thus illustrating the basic elements which combine to form sculptural crochet.Much like a traditional Wunderkammer, the pieces are divided into subgroups, each of which explores a certain variable.I'm struck by the beauty obtained by using simple stitches and one color to make a striking, strangely biologically-evocative piece of artcraft. It's obviously left me with a loss for words.

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World's Largest Snow Sculpture

Living in the bay area in California, I have access to now in Lake Tahoe, but we get no fluffy stuff to look out at in the morning. I love being able to wear light jackets in January, but sometimes I miss getting all bundled up and sledding or making Easter Island style snowguys on the front yard.So seeing this massive snow sculpture from China makes me want to just hit the slopes for a few weeks. Workers sculpt "Romantic Feelings", which will debut at the 20th International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin of Heilongjiang Province, China, on Dec 17. "Romantic Feelings", measuring approximately 115 feet high and 656 feet long, is designed to be the world's largest snow sculpture. The 20th International Snow Sculpture Art Expo starts on Dec. 20 at the city's Sun Island Scenic Area. (Getty Images/China Photos) ilnk with more picsvia Neatorama

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how to make hammered sculpture in the method used on Statue of Liberty and Portlandia? Answered

I'd like to sculpt a large piece but can't afford bronze casting. Hammered copper or bronze has a good look but need info on the process.

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Fantastic paper sculptures (Russian)

You just have to click things

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Need help with mould

Hey everyone  i am looking for some assistance or advice i have created a sculpture for a project i am working on and would like to reproduce it what would be the best  mould to use to be able to reproduce this ,i have added 2 images of my sculpture if it helps at all  any and all help would be greatly appreciated

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Beautiful sculptures made from pencils, part 2

While looking up more info about the pencil sculptures in the first post, I came across this exhibit from Faber-Castell's 100th anniversary. Once again it's cool to see what people can make with some simple materials.link

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How do you make sand sculptures??

I would like to make free standing sculptures and hanging pieces. I would like advice from anyone who has tried this medium. Thanks.

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What is the best construction technique for a 4-foot tall sculpture of a human face? Answered

Must be somewhat portable (ie. not carved out of stone, not using a ton of steel as a frame). Can have less detail or be more stylized than the images shown. UPDATE: I used sheets of polystyrene which I glued together and carved. Will post link to an Instructable soon!

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1 inch glass rods

I have 8 glass rods, 1 inch diameter and 4 to 6 feet long.  Believe it or not, they were rods in the master closet of a 60's house we purchased 10 years ago.  I still can't think of anything to do with them, but would love to make some kind of garden installation.  We are VERY skilled.  Any ideas greatly appreciated.

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Hand-blown Sculpture Amazes, Illuminates

Take a good look at these crazy and beautiful hand-blown light sculptures. Prices are in the range of $200 - $1,300 and look like they're not recommended if you have small kids in the house, but hey, they come with a free filament replacement. artist pagevia BoingBoing

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Amazing Wood Sculptures of Mechanical Items

Mike Rea makes amazing wooden sculptures of items that recreate the form and absolutely none of the function, but that doesn't stop them from being wonderful pieces to look at. Whether it's a set of musical instruments, a tank, a mech walker, or many other things, his work deserves a good look.Fecal Face (a great art site from SF) does a nice interview with loads of pics here.via Make

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Beautiful sculptures made from pencils

Jennifer Maestre makes some insanely cool stuff with colored pencils. The pencils aren't used to create the art, they are a part of it. Sea urchins and fantastical creatures get reimagined as colorful spiky sculptures and to think that she didn't even go to an art school until she was in her 30's. Check out the interview with Jennifer that has lots of cool new works as well as her own site that has lots of pieces from the past few years.See more pencil art here.via Neatorama

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Ice Art Alaska Team Member: Jesse Tyler Walton

I am an artist living in San Francisco's Dogpatch. My work mainly consists of sculpture, installation, kinetic sculpture, drawing, animation, and printmaking. I am currently attending The San Francisco Art Institute for an MFA in sculpture. I received a BFA in printmaking and a minor in German from The University of Iowa in 2003.

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manmade amber?

I want to know how people do amber mixture to make beads. Thank you

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stone cutting

I have yet to use a laser to create my work. I wish I could and if I did, this is what I would create: switch plate art, I call it"splart" right now I use diamonds and carbide on old Ohio barn slate. This is created with disposible hand drawn templates. A fine wet surface grind to finish and a coat of waterbase poly. A very basic "instuctable," This is my entry. I am: http://www.splart.com

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Need a cheap way to make a mold of a fairly large object Answered

I've never made a mold of anything before, but I have a statue that I would like to make a replica of. The statue is about 18 inches tall, 5 to 6 inches wide at its widest and 6 inches deep at its deepest. It also sits on a 2 inch high 10x12 base, but I don't really need to cast the base, I could fabricate a new one very easily. I read the featured instructable for making silicon molds and it was very useful, but I think silicon would be very expensive for this big an object. At least 3 gallons, I'm thinking. That would run at least 300-500 dollars, and I'm looking to spend more like 50-75. Is there another technique, or another material I could use? My sculpture I think is cast from resin, and I'm fairly sure it's at least partially hollow. It's not intricately detailed, but it's hand painted, so I don't want to use anything that will damage it. Could plaster work? Rubber? Cheaper kinds of silicon? What sort of material would be best to cast the replica out of once the mold is done? I'm open to any kind of material, in fact I'll probably try a few different ones. Plaster, resin, maybe plastic or even rubber if that won't harm the mold.

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Is there anything that can harden thin layers of cardboard, inside AND out, permanently?

This is for a sculpture project where I am building sculptures out of cardboard. 

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How thick should concrete be to keep it strong, non-brittle?

Also, will concrete stick to strong corrugated cardboard, steel, aluminum, plastic? How can you get concrete to take a particular shape (and dry in that particular shape) without it becoming messy and uneven?  These questions are for a sculpture project that I am working on.

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The Forevertron

Wow, just wow. Big, right? Personally being a huge fan of everything steampunk, this is truly an awesome sculpture. The artist goes by the name of Dr.Evermor, and he calls his creation the Forevertron. I wish somebody could get him to join the community, I think he could make some great 'ibles (or at the very least, slideshows). Link at Boingboing

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How fast does Dry clay dry?

How quickly will the clay dry, and how can i slow down that process?

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What's a good air dry clay that will not crack when it dries?

 I am looking for a clay that I can use to make small cars with.  Since I am embedding plastic wheels and legos, and other plastic items, I don't think polymer clay will work because of the baking.  So I want to try air dry clay but the ones I've tested crack really bad, maybe I am not using the right brand. Thanks

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Ideas for a wire chess set.

I was thinking about doing a wire chess set. Since it was suggested by CaitlinsDad over here: https://www.instructables.com/community/Requesting-feedback-on-a-Fire-Breathing-Dragon-tes/ Came up with this. These are rough (obviously), the rook should have crenelations and I did the king and queen in the same piece. It's like 5 AM and my fingers hurt from working on a wire Nine Tailed Fox (from Naruto) for my son. So, I took a short cut. The picture should make it clear how I'm planning to make things look. The knight is abstract, it always bothers me when the horse is the only thing with any detail. The pawn is about 1/2" x 1" tall, the queen would be just under 2" tall, the king is about 2 1/4" tall, both by 1" wide, the other 3 are about 1 1/2" x 3/4". It is done in 18g galvanized steel. Anybody still reading? Great! I'd love to get some feedback, good, bad, anything to either confirm it is just the best thing ever OR how it could be improved towards that goal. So don't hold back. Cheers.

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Cement cover over paper (mache) sculpture?

Ok, this might sound as a stupid idea, but i was reading about Papercrete today which sounds fascinating and i will have a try on it. But then this other weird idea came up to me.....i want to make something like a giant rock, and i thought perhaps instead of using papercrete, what if i made the whole giant rock with just paper pulp and then cover it up with cement so it could be waterproof ? is that possible? please give me your thoughts

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What are these tools used for?

Anybody out there have any idea what this set of tools would be used for? I was thinking maybe glass sculpture or clay sculpture work? Wood handles with brass shafts/heads. Approx 9-1/2" long overall.

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Paper plane street art mixes 2D with 3D

Really enjoying this street art that looks like paper airplanes that are flying on the side of a building pop off and land in the ground in front. This was done by Said Dorkins in Mexico City. According to the artist: "This intervention is a way to make a satirical reflection on the mechanisms of threat and power in which we are engaged, the political farces and scenarios created at the expense of the suffering and disruption of others. You may be asked for some within spheres of power, to destroy people, buildings, communities, as if it were a game, the movement of a chess piece or throw a dart on a cork." Street Art At Its Best: Said Dokins' Avionazo en la Plazuela

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Requesting feedback on a Fire Breathing Dragon test I did in metal wire.

I did this as a test, so no need to grind my gears about the lack of detail or the unfinished wings. Of course, if you feel passionately about it, feel free to grind my gears good and hard. I'd still like to know what ya'll think. Go to the link below for much larger pic if the thumb interests you at all...the thumb is almost useless. http://imageshack.us/a/img267/5623/firetesta.jpg Size wise, in its pose, there's just over 8" between wing tips, just over 5" head to tail, the "stream of fire" is about 5" long out of the mouth...the head is only 3/8" long by 3/16" wide. Made it with some stiffer than I'd expect steel wire I got at the dollar store ages ago, it's about half a millimeter wide...so it's around 24/25 AW/SW gauge I guess. The legs do look a little awkward in the picture, not at all in the hand or other pictures...but I couldn't get them to look right at the viewing angle I wanted to show...so anyway. Imagine it flying overhead burning a village or cooking a cow for dinner. Cheers.

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Request for feedback on my new wire sculpture instructable.

Hey folks, I just submitted my first set of instructions to the site. I was hoping I could get some feedback before posting the next one. If you could let me know what you think, it would be most appreciated. Good, Bad, the Ugly, what have you. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-wire-octopus-sculpture-simplified/ I'm mostly interested in how the information is received. If the instructions are clear, if the pictures help, if anything is missing, etc. 

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Elephante Mechanique

The enormous mechanical animal sculptures being made in Nantes, France are better described (at least for English speakers) and imaged by Dark Roasted Blend than on their own website. If I had worlds enough and time! I've never been to Europe aside from a couple weeks in London. I never really had an interest... until now!

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Advice needed! how transfer designs to fibreglass sculpture

Hi I have a design submission to decorate/paint a 3 foot high fibreglass Rabbit! I want to create a pattern similiar to a wallpaper flock pattern but I don't really want  to do it all by hand. I thought I could design my pattern and create a decal, transfer, (acrylic image transfer is something I am hearing and reading about) and apply it to the rabbit. Any tips or suggestions would be great. P

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home-based aluminum foundry for small scale sculptures (8-12)?

I need help designing molds, crucible, and pouring device for small scale aluminum sculpture, using a propane -fueled roofing torch as a heat source. I make wax originals, and can make plaster molds. I have acces to an outdoor area that I can use to melt metal.

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c. 1978 Spencer's Gifts Water Candle

Back in the late 70's Spencer's Gifts sold something called a "Water Candle". It was actually a wax sculpture made to look like stalagmites with a regular candle on the inside. When lit the flickering candle shone through the translucent wax. The sculpture itself didn't melt and the candle could be replaced. Does anyone know where there is any info (especially pictures) of this type of thing.

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what is the best type of tree to create a bonsai tree with? Answered

i live in florida so trees that live good there would be best

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I have about thirty picture frames. What should I do with them? Help me make something awesome!

I have about thirty picture frames left over from my wedding. I would love to make something decorative out of them, but am falling short in the idea department. We are moving across the country soon, maybe it could be something to commemorate the event? The frames are 6 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches. made of some kind of brushed metal with glass and cardboard inserts and felt backings.

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cold porcelain tree

steps to make cold porcelain tree

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If you have an armature inside of a polymer clay sculpture, will the clay crack if you bake it?

I know it will if you do it in other clays, so is it safe to do?

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Cheap, sustainable or recycled stuffing

Hi all, I'm part of a project where we're making soft sculptures to cover a tree trunk. It's for a sustainable festival, so we have to be mindful of re-using and recycling in our artwork. The problem we're having is with stuffing. It's only a temporary artwork for 5 hours so I'm not too concerned with waterproofing, but trying to make the sculptures look good when stuffed with shredded newspaper, plastic bags or chopped up old clothes is difficult. I'd really appreciate any ideas you can suggest! Thanks.

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How do you make this

Http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/21/kinetic-wall-sculptures-are-impossible-to-look-away-from-video/ Could someone draw like a sketch of how it works 

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An Exhibition of Mechanical and Artistic Wonders!

Now is the time to submit your Applications to sell your lovely wares at The Great Hand Car Regatta and Exposition of Mechanical and Artistic Wonders in Santa Rosa, Ca. This one day event will feature live music, sideshows, food and human powered, rail-bound and artistic racing contraptions of all sorts. We hope to have a large area devoted to independent Crafters and Makers. Please download an application and peruse our site at www.handcarregatta.com lovely, just lovely!

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Ice Art Alaska: San Francisco Art Institute Team

INTRODUCTION:In March 2008, a team of five graduate students from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) are determined to participate in the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska. Four sculptors will compete in the Multi-Block Classic event, which involves carving over 700 cubic feet of ice in under 132 hours. Additionally, we are bringing one archivist who will record and write about our experience. We seriously consider Ice Art as an opportunity to enhance our artistic knowledge and ingenuity, as well as to positively impact the communities involved.TEAM:Jesse Hensel, Team CaptainEric ReyesStephanie InagakiJesse WaltonLaura Rogers, ArchivistCONTEXTIce Art brings together communities from various countries -consistently from Canada, Norway, Russia, Japan, and China - and at all career levels including professional artists, students, and local residents. Each team has a different approach. Some will celebrate traditional craft while others will pursue edgy artistic expressions. Some will produce monumental forms while others will carve small-scale objects. For six long days, the SFAI team will work intensely together in the harsh Alaskan environment. During morning and evening meals they will reenergize and discuss different carving techniques and landscape traditions with other participants. This experience will undoubtedly benefit those in the competition in addition to educating and entertaining audiences worldwide.For general information about the competition visit: http://www.icealaska.com/COMMUNITY PARTNERS1. San Francisco Art Institute2. Make Magazine3. Morrow and Hensel Consulting4. Instructables

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Single LED, single battery module for inserting in a small wood sculpture?

I'd like to find a source for a self-contained LED unit with battery and switch for inserting into a carved (turned, actually) mushroom. An AAA battery would almost be too large but would be ok for lack of anything else. Something cheap, with a pushbutton switch on the bottom, that would fit in the stem of the mushroom. Any leads would be appreciated, thanks!

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Soft toy/inflatable design software

Does anyone know of a way I can design my soft toy/sculpture/inflatable in 3d then print out the parts with software? Otherwise, how should I do this? Appreciate the help!

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i have had a small red dot on the white of my eye for almost 2 months now what is it? Answered

 it doesnt hurt or affect my vision at all i would just like to know if it is bad and what it is?

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Sandwich Art

I just stumbled upon this fantastic post showing a huge selection of artistically crafted sandwiches! The artist(s) use different shades/shapes of bread and sandwich fillings to create delicious looking sculptures. Below are some of my favourites, there're plenty more here.

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Log Skateboard

This log skateboard sculpture by Oliver Schulze reminds me of this cartoon by Jeremy Fish. Nice and ridiculous.Come to think of it. We have some spare mountain board trucks in the office. Anyone have any suggestions of what to put them on? Link viaNeatoramaBonus:

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Inflatable Animals on NYC Streets

Joshua Allen Harris makes awesome animal sculptures out of plastic bags and places them over subway grates to that they inflate when the gusts of hot air shoot out of them. Here's a video of his newest one as well as a couple of previous animals.

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Steampunk Animal Skulls

Miss Monster has been making some amazing sculptures from animal skulls that you have to check out. She wowed us last year with her werewolf costume, winning the Halloween Contest's grand prize, but this sets the bar even higher. bear skull | wolf skullvia BoingBoing

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remake

Hi, could anybody remake this papercrafto to MAN body not a women ?? https://www.instructables.com/id/Out-Of-This-Wall-Papercraft-Sculpture/. And one more problem, i have searched a nice mask of deadpool but unfortunetly without numbers which part schould be conected to another one https://vk.com/wall-79000685?own=1&offset=60 ( here it is easy to find )   :< Please help 

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