Archived Articles: Sculpture & Craft

From public works to private masterpieces, here are some of the most beautiful, strange, surreal and sublime sculptures and crafts in the world.

Beautiful Bacteria: Infectiously Intricate Paper Cut Art

Few people outside of research scientists are quite so well-acquainted with the bacteria that grows inside the human body as artist Rogan Brown, who spends up ...

Put a Miniature Diorama On It: Amazing Tiny Ring Box Art

A vendor at a market in Paris handed artist Talwst an antique ring box and said, ‘I want to see you do something with this.’ From that chance ...

Itty City Blocks: Build Your Own 3D-Printed Physical SimCity

At a scale of 1/1,000, these beautiful little models bring famous buildings to life but can also be fitted into whole blocks or assembled to form ...

Candy Carpets and Chocolate Skulls: 13 Edible Designs

Would you walk up to a gallery wall made entirely of sweet-smelling dark chocolate and lick it, Willy Wonka style? These 13 (more!) edible art creations use ...

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1 Building Per Day: Crafting Paperholm, a Working Micro-City

The individual structures are impressive as is the fact that they have moving parts, but their rate of construction is particularly compelling: the man behind ...

Photoluminescent Furniture: Filled Wooden Voids Glow in Dark

A pair of crafty carpenters have separately arrived at the same conclusion: glow-in-the-dark resin is a really neat way to fill cracks, gaps, splits and other ...

Vacant Buddha: Intricate Paper Sculptures Seem to Disappear

Deceptively solid-looking when seen from either side, the delicacy of these paper sculptures is revealed if you simply shift your position to view them ...

So Metal: Intricate Sculptures Made of Nothing but Nails

Most people use nails just to hang art on the wall, but Maine-based sculptor John Bisbee collects thousands of them to craft incredibly intricate sculptures ...

12 Scientific Sculptures: Intangible Data in Physical Form

Mathematical theorems, the physics of an object moving through space, and intangible scientific data are visualized three-dimensionally and made into works of ...

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Not Photoshopped: Distorted Images are Actually 3D Objects

This skull is a three-dimensional object that you can hold in your hand, not an image that has been stretched and distorted in Photoshop. It’s one of ...

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