Artist Turns Old Books into Crystallized Sculptures

Artist Turns Old Books into Crystallized Sculptures

detail of National Geographic Magazines(Roundabout) magazines, Borax crystals, 10.25 x 6.75 x 7.5 inches, 2013.  Images via When artist Alexis Arnold freezes old copies of National Geographic magazines, worn phone books, Holy Bibles, and classic hardcovers into crystallized sculptures, she wants to strip them of their content to focus solely on their purpose as aesthetic objects. The San…

A Guy Turned Old Hubcaps & Rims into Magnificent Animal Sculptures

A Guy Turned Old Hubcaps & Rims into Magnificent Animal Sculptures

Ptolemy Elrington knows exactly what to do with all of those wheel hubcaps & Rims you see littering the side of the highway. He’s spent the last 12 years recycling them into beautiful and elegant animal sculptures! For something that’s made from road-side trash, his pieces sure do sell for a lot – his sculptures…

Woman sold painting for £3,500 which is now revalued for £2m

Woman sold painting for £3,500 which is now revalued for £2m

One woman has just found out a painting she sold for £3,500 two years ago has now been revalued at £2million after scholars discovered it is an original sketch by John Constable. Valuers from Christie’s auction house had priced the painting at a mere £500 on the theory it was merely an homage to the…

Extremes of Human Nature Explored through Hand-Built Stoneware Animals by Beth Cavener Stichter

Extremes of Human Nature Explored through Hand-Built Stoneware Animals by Beth Cavener Stichter

Washington-based artist Beth Cavener Stichter sculpts human-sized animals from clay and other materials in both dramatically overt and subtly ambigous displays of emotion. Hung from ropes or pinned to walls, the anthropomorphic sculptures are infused with juxtapositions that depict the extremes of both human emotion and animalistic behavior: predator and prey, love and hate, fear…

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