Ben Tardif’s Marble Mountain may have taken him more than three years to create, but we say it’s 1,095 plus days well spent. This kinetic sculpture sends marbles on an endless loop through 25 different environments with winding roads, tiny staircases and ski ramps.
No, it’s not what you’re thinking. The result of the fusion of the male and female organs are Jason Briggs’ grotesque yet beautiful sculptures. Yes, some may find these porcelain works of art weird, but one has to appreciate the amount of detail in each piece. Check out the artist’s official website for more of his work and his thoughts on his unique compositions.
That’s the dream, but Marvel probably won’t have any of it. And regardless of your opinion on Avengers: Age of Ultron, we can all agree on this–no panda has ever looked as badass as the Iron Panda. Bi Heng subs for Tony Stark in this particular occasion, as he’s the artist who created the nearly 20-foot tall panda in an Iron Man suit that’s displayed in Shenyang China.
One man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure. Michael, a.k.a. Moerkey, is an Australian craftsman who collects discarded keys and coins and turns them into works of art that would make for great living room or dining room ornaments.
Artist Artur Bordalo’s (a.k.a. Bordalo II) has figured out the best way to recycle: to turn trash into gorgeous sizeable sculptures. Bordalo II piles on trash over one another, creating a collage of junk finished with paint that is simply awe-inspiring. The canvasses that this street artist uses differ, but you could see his trademark style in each of his works.
Brooklyn-based artist, Alejandro Duran demonstrates that tropical paradises, like Sian Ka’an, along Mexico’s Carribean coastline can’t escape modern society’s garbage. Duran has found and used trash from 50 nations on six continents on the beaches of Sian Ka’an in his installations.
Artist and environmentalist, Julie Alice Chappell, recycles the circuit boards from electronics into gorgeous winged insects. Her “Computer Component Bugs” series re-imagines “discarded and often environmentally dangerous materials to create something new and precious.”
Capturing the fluidity and movement of the human form, UK-based wire sculptor, Richard Stainthorp, creates lovely pieces. His artwork has an elegance and breath that is an unexpected result of his chosen medium.
Russian artist Evgeny Hontor’s fascination with fantasy inspires him to create beautifully detailed, sculpted creatures. Hontor uses velvet clay, acrylic paint, and taxidermy product to form and color the animals, while adding unique, gorgeous details. Check out more of his work on Tumblr.
Commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces, artist Kendra Haste created thirteen sculptures for an exhibition celebrating the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London. Crafted with her trademark galvanized mesh, the pieces include life-size lions, leopards, baboons and a polar bear – all of the exotic animals that were once a popular tourist attraction at the Tower.