I came to sculpture quite late in life and have decided to specialise in cats for now. I started with stone carving as my grandfather was a stone mason, but when we discovered some fallen trees I also carved wooden cats. The techniques and tools are different but here is how I carve my log cats.
See the whimsical Dillidiidae sculptures created by Sharon Engelstein. Armadillidiidae, commonly known as roly-poly bugs, inspired these unique creations! Learn more about these isopods and the artist here.
Author tries to show how environmental sculpture reflects growing ecological consciousness of the resort-town Berdiansk's inhabitants. He considers biological and social problems of the Sea of Azov through the lens of human moral education
The art of Rangoli making in a Sanskar Bharati Rangoli extends beyond just creating geometric patterns. The symbols are intricately arranged in a pattern to infuse auspisciousness. The rangolis are symbols created on a background of color.
"Obstacle Art Path" is the 5th annual curated sculpture show located on Heights Boulevard in Houston. It is always fun to see what the artists create.
The Funnel Tunnel was an amazing temporary public art sculpture made from reclaimed items by artist Patrick Renner. It was on display in Houston, Texas, for nine months on Montrose Boulevard. It is now in New Orleans. Come and take a look!
A quick step by step guide of my first few trials and errors of making a facial plaster cast. This guide will feature a plaster cast of the surface of the face, not the whole head. Also, I shall feature guides with and without alginate.
On the cutting edge of stone statue art, making huge pieces on a grand scale is Jaskolka Sculptures.
n my research of Greek sculptures, I have learned that there are 3 evolutionary styles of Greek sculptures, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic (Swartz, 2007).
Here is a lovely vintage Polynesian-Hawaiian young girl head bust from the 1960s by an artist in Hawaii. She is a beauty with long black hair adorned with two pretty soft red hibiscus flowers along one side of her head.
Coco Joe’s Vintage Hawaiian Lava King Kamehameha #134. He measures 8 inches tall and is made from Hawaiian Lava! Coco Joe was a maker of really cool Hawaiian souvenirs sold in Hawaii. Coco Joe located in Punaluu Hawaii. Tragically the company is now out of business. Many of the Coco Joe's sculptured pieces were made from lava.
One of the most exquisite examples of Indian Art and Architecture, can be found in the caves of Ellora and Ajanta. Magnificent paintings, sculptures inside the walls of the caves leaves you spellbound. Few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit this World Heritage Site.
Height of Buddha's statues has always attracted tourists. There are many large statues in the world but the race continues to erect yet another largest. Ten existing largest statues of Buddha are here.
No abrupt transition took place from Gothic to Renaissance sculpture. The new attitudes began to emerge within the context of Italian Gothic and only gradually gained the ascendancy.
Located in Southern India, Meenakshi Amman Temple at Madurai is an ancient masterpiece which is attracting domestic and international tourists alike. It is amazing to look at the splendid sculptures.
The area where Nelson Mandela was captured in 1962 was a small, nondescript road. After his death, the fascinating sculpture at the site drew tributes from thousands of people. It was a touching moment in history, captured on this page.
Mahatma Gandhi is recognised as a symbol of non-violence. Various countries remember him & believe that his ideals can help in establishing world peace. Many countries have raised statues as a tribute.
Edmonia Lewis was an Afro American sculptress who made a name for herself in 19th century when Blacks and coloreds were discriminated against.
When visiting downtown Houston, be sure to notice the exciting sculptures that add interest and beauty to the city spaces. Some are in parks while others reside beside tall buildings. Enjoy!
Stone has been almost universally employed as the chief material for monumental sculpture for a number of reasons. It is readily available in large quantities in most parts of the world.
Once upon a time I bought pumpkins every year, carved them into silly faces and put candles in them, lighting up crooked teeth and triangular eyes. Then I found the plastic variety, pre-carved, with electric bulbs, good year after year. The last...
A Formal Analysis of one of Bernini's greatest sculptures, the Rape of Proserpine. Done for the University of Dallas class of Art and Architecture in Rome in Spring 2011.
Commercialism can cause traditions to fade. Masks were, and still are for some, taken very seriously.They represent a coming of age of knowledge and symbolism. They are also used in entertainment to act out legends and myths. They represent a simpler time and hopefully will never fade out of existence.
A look at the history of dragon sculptures and the symbolism of dragon figurines in Medieval times and Asian cultures. Using dragon statues in your home and garden can offer protection, harmony, wisdom, success and good fortune.
For many years gargoyles have been a fascinating topic, largely because, as usual, Hollywood taking them and adapting them to generate a story; usually one of horror. But the reality is gargoyles have little meaning and resemblance to the...
There are many amazing forms of art. One growing in popularity is known as 'Living Sculptures.' An artist combines his ability to sculpture with plant life. These unique pieces of art are popping up on display in parks, state gardens and museums...
Willow Tree figurines by Susan Lordi are simple, yet beautiful sculptures of women, children, angels and groups of figurines. The Willow Tree collection includes figurines, ornaments, plaques and other collectibles. There are also holiday Willow...
An art auction and the saving of an American iconic monument by an American iconic artist came together for me one wonderful day in December 2011. Peter Max, the iconic artist, appeared at an art auction I attended, and related his story about his involvement in saving the Statue of Liberty, the iconic American monument, from certain destruction in 1981.