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

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Fantastic paper sculptures (Russian)

You just have to click things

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


New Contest involving Kinetic Wind Sculptures

I would like to see a new contest involving the construction of kinetic wind sculptures

Posted by roweathers 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Sweet Sand Sculptures

Sand sculptures always amaze me. The good ones, I mean. Mine never progressed much beyond noble walls that were crushed by high tide, but it's great to see that other people kept up with it and can get such amazing results from such a finicky material."Fairy tales and legends" is the theme of this year's World Sand Sculpture Festival now underway at the Tottori Sand Dunes in Tottori prefecture. On display (until May 31) are 19 massive works crafted by world-class sculptors from ten nations. The artists used around 2,700 tons of sand and took about two weeks to complete their works. World Sand Sculpture Festival

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Mind-Blowing Sand Sculptures!

I just found these on a news website and thought that I would share it! These are some sand sculptures that were made in Australia a few weeks ago...They are absolutely dazzling! They are the biggest and best sand sculptures I have ever seen! Hope you like them!

Posted by vishalapr 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Beavis And Butt-Head Life-Like Sculptures

I had to share this.... See close up images HERE at MTV.

Posted by canucksgirl 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


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

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


how to make a monumental figurative sculpture?

Use wire, hammered copper, foam, wood, fiberglass? I want to make a 30' figurative sculpture. Any suggestions?

Asked by dk0123 9 years ago | last reply 6 months ago


bone sculptures

Anyone interested in maybe an instructable  on bone sculpture? i ve been making a few sculptures and if anyone would like i can put something together heres one i did  keith

Posted by rodgerbooth 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


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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Magnet Sculpture Kit - 20% Discount for Instructables Community

We've worked out a deal with the fine people at the Maker Shed for you to receive a 20% discount on the Magnet Sculpture Kit until December 19. We'll be sharing this deal in the upcoming newsletter, but you can get it now. After ordering, use this coupon code: MAGNETICSee the Instructable here: Make a Magnet SculptureMagnetic Sculpture kit from Collin Cunningham on Vimeo.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Sculpture contest- Win a patch!

Sculpture contest. A simple contest where you have to make a sculpture, out of anything; Bottles, paper, card, metal, plumbing parts, sand, knex, lego, or pretty much ANYTHING you can find! Like I said above, you can make you're sculpture out of anything you can find really, and it can be big or small. Come on, have a go! It'll be fun! You could even win a patch! :-) Some rules: Must be a sculpture (Duhh!) Can be made out of anything Can be however big or small as you want You're sculpture must be entered by 7 Febuary 2010 (Thats 2 weeks to complete it) Must have been made AFTER the start of this contest There are some examples of sculptures below, some made out of household junk, others made out of highly priced steel other highly priced stuff :-P So, are you going to enter? Of course you are! Woo! Then get crackin' on your sculptures!

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


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

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


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.

Asked by dk0123 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


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

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


How do I make a life like sculpture of a child out of cement or fiberglass or fiberglass cement to be set outdoors?

I was thinking of somehow doing the tape mold of a child then covering it in cement slurry or fiberglass cement.  Ideas?  

Asked by katmark 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


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.

Posted by astrodogxxiv 10 years ago


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.

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


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. 

Asked by coolcarl89 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Iron Man 2 Kinetic Sculpture?

For those who have seen Iron Man 2: In that one scene where Tony is in an office with Pepper on the desk there's that sculpture on her desk. I did some research (A.K.A googling it) and found that it's called the Swinging Stick Sculpture. Do you think its possible to construct one out of wood? It would be so awesome :P

Posted by squirrelMLM 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago



How do I add sound to a sculpture?

I have a sculpture that I want to add an old  phone receiver to, when the viewer picks up the receiver I want there to be a button they push to hear a sound., does anyone know of any websites, tutorials, etc. I can look at to get started?

Asked by buffysissy1 7 years ago


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

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


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

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


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

Posted by FrancesS3 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Long-running clockwork sculpture

The craftsmanship that went into building this clock is really spectacular! Everything was designed by the artist, from the movement to the machining of components.The woodwork is oak and the brass imagery was acid-etched.

Posted by zazenergy 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


I have never used concrete. After you purchase it, how do you mix the components correctly in small amounts?

I only need to mix about 8 ounces of the stuff at a time for an art project. The project requires putting concrete on cardboard sculptures that are essentially cardboard cutouts of a dog. So, the sculpture is pretty thin. What can I do to put the concrete on just the back of the cutout properly? The sculpture is about 20 inches tall and 3-5 inches wide.

Asked by coolcarl89 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Edgar Allan Poe Paper Sculpture Hanging

This Edgar Allan Poe hanging mixed media sculpture was created from a cereal box and paper. The art piece measures 6.5 inches long by 6.5 inches wide (wingspan). The images are digital stamps from Smeared Ink. See my blog for more information about this paper crafted dangle.

Posted by wendylynns paper whims 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Whats a good base for a candle wax sculpture? What does wax stick to best? Answered

I want to make wings out of candle wax, so far I've made samples a few feathers, but i'm unsure what to use as a base for the wing. The biggest feather is about 40 cm (16 inches), so i want the wings to be fairly big.   

Asked by EvaM84 11 months ago | last reply 11 months ago


kynetic light sculpture: Looking 4 Life

Here are some pictures of my latest project I felt like sharing. a kynetic sculpture that moves & bends in ALL directions in random movements or complicated (semi random) patterns. it is made out of acrylic, aluminum and stainless. it runs on three electromotors. two motors to move the arm around and one for the highspeed rotating disc at the end. (disc is actual a flashlight frisbee:). everything was fabricated by myself. title: Looking 4 Life enjoy! pictures by Ingebor Lukkien sculpture by Kees Klaassen, In Kees of Metals

Posted by in kees of metal 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Wooden Bird Sculptures For Sale

All of My Hand Carved "Birds in Flight" are wonderful gifts to give for any occasion, especially for art lovers, and those who are hard to please. Who wouldn't want a beautiful, lifelike,life size bird sculpture of their own to display with pride, especially since You never need to clean their cage ? Please contact me with any special orders as I am sure I can create the Bird You love most, in a flying pose. This sort of carving is very rare, with wings open, and are made with all the love and care I can possibly conjur up.Each Piece is Unique sculpture, and original, never duplicated, one of a kind Sculpture, and sure to be a great conversation piece !Please contact PoconoPat@gmail.com for More details and prices.Thank You !See more of My artwork Here !http://www.woodenbirdsinflight.art.officelive.com

Posted by PoconoPat 10 years ago


Sea urchins inspire pencil-tip sculptures

Sculptor Jen Maestre's super-cool sculptures reportedly were initially inspired by sea urchins. The artist takes colored pencis, saws the sharpened tips off, and drills a hole through each one individually so they can be stitched together. Talk about dangerous art!'''Link''' via the Daily Mail

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


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

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


How would you go about freezing or trapping a ferrofluid so I had a cool sculpture?

Want to trap the ferrofluids into a sculpture. Dunno if freezing it or what would be the best way of going about this?

Asked by ian-san 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Snailhouse

Like the Old Woman who lived in a Shoe, only far cooler, here is a house made from a snailshell. (OK it is not a real snail shell, it is a sculpture, but I don't care. It's amazing work.)A few more pictures here

Posted by rachel 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


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.

Posted by stephenj007 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


How to adhere metal objects for a found objects robot sculpture?

Any suggestions for assembling found objects (cans, screws, bolts, etc.) robot sculptures?  Welding, soldering (if so, wattage for the iron?), other?  Total newbie, but I want to experiment.

Asked by chris2365 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


any one knows a good possibly cheap inflatable sculpture manufacture?

I'm working on a new body of works that involves inflatable sculpture so I'm looking for information on how to best work on a prototype as well as looking for a good manufacture to outsource the bulk of the work to.

Asked by 9 years ago


3d computer generated sculpture

Hey guys im reading this sci-fi novel. "Spook Country" there is a cool idea in it. the technology sounds just possible. A computer games artist has made a three d picture of the dead river phoenix which can be viewed via a helmet and uses gps to have the image only appear when you stand near where he died.So you can walk around the non-existen dead actors body..What a notion. Is it possible.

Posted by maninamousesuit 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Adhering joints for intricate wire sculpture?

I would like to make a wire sculpture that is as intricate as I possibly can make it.  I want to use very small gauge wire (don't really care what material), cut small pieces and connect them together.  For a visual, I did a (sloppy) sketch of the idea and attached the photo, and it would continue to expand from there.  There will be multiple joints close to each other, done one at a time.  I want to create in on the fly, I will not have any pre-formed pattern.  I've been looking at soldering, brazing, welding and I don't see anything that would fit perfectly for what I want to do.  I believe the heat from the next joint would destroy any previous joints.  The idea of simply zapping a joint and quickly moving on appeals to me, but I don't mind being more patient in order to do it right.  Are there any techniques that I’m missing?  Anybody have any ideas?  Maybe I’ll just use superglue…

Asked by imtheraddest 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


theo jansen

Does anybody know the exact dimensions of theo jansen kinetic sculpture's legs? On a video theo jansen said that 11 different dimensions would work, but 1 was the best. Does anybody know the dimensions? I'm going to build a solar version just to impress people in this solar contest.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


what plastic is good to create sculptures (That will be used as molds)?

Hey. i need to create a plastic that i can use to create a mold . something like play dough , only that after some time it can get hard, to be used as a mold for ABS or acrylic.. can anyone help me?

Asked by settra 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Autodesk is sponsoring a kinetic sculpture contest!

We're kicking off a fantastic contest Monday with some incredible prizes from Autodesk! Create any kinetic sculpture (yes, any - it may be powered by anything you like, so long as it moves) and enter your Instructable for a chance at winning some prizes that will make you the envy of many many people. Get working now and enter your mind blowingly cool Instructable. The competition will be fierce on this one. Can't wait to see what you all come up with!  Top prize is copy of Autodesk Inventor + Inventor Publisher, second prize is Autodesk Sketchbook Pro!  Check out the prizes at http://usa.autodesk.com/ and look for free apps and downloads as well as trial versions of some software.  This contest is open to international entries. 

Posted by Culturespy 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


how do you make a lawn gnome? Answered

Asked by mikmkt93 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


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. 

Posted by Thrasym 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


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

Posted by Ιστορία ΕλληνικούΚ 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


manmade amber?

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

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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.

Asked by coolcarl89 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Magnetic Levitation Sculpture for sale on kickstarter!

You may have seen my award winning Magnetic Levitation Sculpture instructables project. (Won the Magnetic Challenge contest, and hoping to win the Epilog laser challenge!) Kits are now up on Kickstarter if anyone wants to get one.  There's many models to choose from, depending on how much you want to back my project, including a limited edition acrylic version.  They will be available for sale after the kickstarter project is finished funding (for an additional $10 plus shipping and handling) if you'd rather wait! Thanks for your time!   John

Posted by jfehr67 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago