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.

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 ...

Micro Metros: Abstract City Models Carved from Wooden Scraps

With the eye of an architect and hand of street artist, James McNabb blends urban inspiration with a fast-paced creation process to make these amazing ...

Dress Down: Wild Women’s Dresses Made of Trash, Trees & More

State of Dress is part fashion, part art and part personal mission, an attempt to capture the essence of all fifty States in the US through a series of ...

Typographic Shelter: Most Obvious City Bus Stop in the World

If you cannot spot this giant  bus shelter in Baltimore, you may have bigger problems than missing the bus and getting to work on time. Standing 14 feet high, ...

LEGO Architecture: 12 Sets Explore Buildings Brick by Brick

Whether official or fan-created, LEGO architecture sets enable wannabe builders to understand just how some of the world’s most iconic structures come ...

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Tree of 40 Fruit: Single Plant Grown with Dozens of Grafts

Giving the phrase ‘garden variety’ a fresh new meaning for urban gardeners, this amazing hybrid plant makes it possible to raise dozens of ...

Bricksy: 20 Classic Banksy Street Artworks Recreated in LEGO

Selecting from Banksy favorites and classics, this series of brick-based fan art both replicates and expands on familiar two-dimensional works. Professional ...

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