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.

Cutting Edges: Layered Back-Lit Paper Art Gets Deep & Dark

Together, Hari & Deepti (Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker) turn sets of two-dimensional cutouts into vivid and haunting three-dimensional dioramas, ...

Spinning Zen: Real-Time Patterns Painted on a Potter’s Wheel

Like a hypnotist’s pendulum, this fifteen minute visual experience will charm you with its rich variety of mesmerizing patterns, all drawn by hand before ...

Temporary Legacy: Large-Scale Ice Typography Installations

Ephemeral messages ranging from eight inches to eight feet in height stand in public settings for just hours before they begin to disappear, melting into the ...

Sand Cities: Geometric Architecture Sculpted from Beaches

A serious step beyond traditional sand castles, these sculptural micro-structures range from simple sets of cubes to miniature buildings and architectural ...

Playing With Food: Fruits & Vegetables as Temporary Art

Romanian photographer Dan Cretu loves to play with his food. His series of food-themed photographs takes everyday foods and turns them into something that ...

Cocaine Skull: Life-Sized Sculpture Made of Street Drugs

A pile of street cocaine mixed with gelatin is sculpted into a life-sized replica of a human skull in ‘Ecce Animal,’ a statement on ...

Pixelated Masterpieces: 3 Classic Paintings in LEGO Form

Chances are, you recognize these images, even though they’re simply arrangements of a few dozen colored LEGO bricks. Squint your eyes, and three of the ...

Intricate Ice Architecture: 17 Fantastic Frozen Buildings

While you put the finishing touches on a lopsided snowman in your front yard, ice and snow artists around the world build life-sized ice castles, hotel rooms ...

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Encyclopedic Landscape: Artist Carves 24-Volume Book Set

In his most voluminous undertaking to date, this book artist bids farewell to the long legacy of printed Encyclopedia Britannica sets with a mountainous ...

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Bizarre Burial Boxes: 20 of the World’s Weirdest Coffins

Our modern culture has made the physical process of burial little more than an afterthought, leaving us to numbly choose from a small assortment of wooden ...

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