Traditional Japanese Animal Lollipops

Twenty-six-year-old Shinri Tezuka is keeping the ancient tradition of Amezaiku, the art of making realistic animal lollipops, going. This Japanese art form was started in the 8th century and is an exceptionally intense and painstaking process. The resulting lollipops are true works of art that in no way, shape, or form suck.

Hand-Carved 3D Book Covers

Latvian sculptor Aniko Koleshnikova creates detailed engraved and embellished book covers that are inspired by fantasy and supernatural stories. From dragons and owls to skulls and roses, her custom creations are made with incredible care and detail.

Sarah Louise Davey’s Macabre Sculptures

A delicate mixture of the grotesque and whimsical, Sarah Louise Davey’s clay sculptures challenge our ideas of beauty. Her nymph-like beasts are crafted to be grisly and ugly but also lovely in a visceral way. Davey says, “I question my own experience of these through the various personalities that emerge with each hybrid portrait.”

Handmade Otherworldly Sculptures

Ellen Jewett’s intricately designed handmade sculptures intertwine animals and nature in dream-like realism. She creates each piece using only her hands and a paintbrush, starting with handmade metal armature. The non-toxic materials and incredible detail make the sculptures truly one-of-a-kind.

Excuse Me, There Are Nails and Teeth on My Plate

We’ve seen tableware go under the knife and even some covered in ants. But we’ve never see any creepier than this collection of ceramics. Israeli artist, Roni Baranga enhanced aesthetics of plates, bowls, cups and other tableware by adding realistic mouths and fingers. We’re not sure we’d ever use it, but know that someone out there would.

Toy Animals Carry Civilizations

With the earth quite literally on their shoulders, this back-to-front Noah’s Ark-like exhibition by artist Maico Akiba sees a slew of toy beasts burdened by the modern world. Entitled SEKAI, the collection includes dinosaurs, bears and even a poor tortoise struggling under the weight of tall trees and telephone poles.

The Alien Fairies of Cedric Laquieze

When you think of the word fairy, the image of a young beautiful woman with gossamer wings clad in dew drops radiating magic usually comes to mind. Amsterdam-based artist Cedric Laquieze imagines them in a different way. Using insect parts from different species, he constructed miniature fairy statues for his series called Fairies, duh.

Crayon Carvings from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

We’ve featured crayon carvings in the past, but the Star Wars set by Hoang Tran is quickly becoming one of our favorites. Available for purchase in Tran’s Etsy store are intricate carvings of popular characters like Vader, Yoda, Chewy, Boba Fett, R2, C3PO and more. Cant’ find the character you like? Don’t fret, Tran also does custom requests. For another […]