Jukkasjärvi’s ICEHOTEL exists only 4 short months over the year. Built of ice and snow, it is located in a land of Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, north of the Arctic Circle.
The ICEHOTEL never stands still, its frozen solid ice melting to a free flowing river, and freezing back during a year. It begins in March, when crystal clear ice is harvested from the Torne River.
British artist Benjamin Shine created the Taxi Elephant, inspired by glossy black cabs. Chrome detailed, the structures has headlamps as eyes and shows a yellow taxi sign on his head, that illuminates at various times, day and night, powered by a solar-panel.
Called Infinite Hope and made by Quinn Gregory this sculpture has exactly the size of Jesus, (5’3”). It is primarily made of wood, foam and 250,000 Swarovski crystals. The sculpture took 4 ½ months to take shape of 5’3” skeleton in copper and then painting the same in metallic paint to give a metal look while avoiding the weight of a metal sculpture.
Maurizio Savini’s intricate works are created using thousands of pieces of the bright pink gum, and have sold for as much as £40,000 each. The creations includes life-size buffalo, a grizzly bear and suited businessmen suspended in gymnastic poses. Savini, 39 hails from Rome and has used the unusual material locally known as ‘American gum’ after it was introduced in the the country during the World War II.
The unique sculptures has been displayed all over the world in cities like London, Edinburgh, Rome and Berlin, where they have been sold for great prices.
Polish artists Szymon Roginski & Kasia Korzeniecka have photographed this unusual collection of photo sculptures artwork by Sharif Zawideh for fashion designer Ania Kuczynska‘s 2009 fashion collection. The photos were printed and then transformed into a variety of shapes and assembled back together to display the image.
Ice sculptures in the shape of humans are placed on the steps of the music hall in Gendarmenmarkt public square in Berlin. Hosted by the German World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), 1,000 ice sculptures were positioned on the steps in the German capital at noon, to highlight climate change in the Arctic region.
This beautifully produced video, entitled Scratching the Surface is the work of the Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto Aka Vhils. It gives us an insightful look into his new masterpiece, taking place in Portugal.
Tara Donovan is an inventive young sculptor whose installations bring wonder to the most common objects of everyday life. Donovan’s site-specific, sculptural works transform ordinary accumulated materials into intriguing visual and physical installations. Choosing a single object – such as a transparent drinking straw, scotch tape, a Styrofoam cup, or a paper clip – Donovan experiments with assembling it in different ways. Sensitive to the specific needs of her materials and the nature of her exhibit spaces, her installations are often arranged in ways reminiscent of geological or biological forms.
This sculpture is a prototype for one that Charlie Bucket will demonstrate at Maker’s Faire 2009, San Mateo later this month.
Charlie Bucket used a small loom to knit a tube from plastic tubing and then he set it up with a system that allowed him to push colorful fluids through the tubing.
A 16ft sculpture of a polar bear and cub stranded on an iceberg has been pulled along the Thames to raise awareness of climate change.
The structure was launched in Greenwich, south-east London, before being pulled by a tug to Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.
The stunt is to highlight the plight of the Arctic mammal which is facing extinction due to global warming.
Architects LAVA have created an installation called Green Void in the central atrium of Customs House in Sydney, Australia.
The lightweight Lycra sculpture hovers within the Customs House atrium, taking in Café Sydney’s top floor position stretching to the model of Sydney incased in the glass floor at ground level. The translucent fabric allows ample amounts of sunlight through from the atrium some 5 floors above creating a surreal experience as the surroundings take on a lime green glow. At night the structure is illuminated to take on the look of lava bubbling up from a volcano.
These urban camouflage sculptures by LA-based artist Joshua Callaghan are brilliant ways to hide the typically undesirable city objects such as utility boxes and power sources. The L.A.-based artist uses his education in cultural anthropology and fine arts to create clever installations that serve as both art and a way to disguise undesirable city objects such as utility boxes.
On roundabout just beyond the Canary Wharf estate there are three trees funded and produced by the Public Art Commissions Agency. Two are London planes; the third is a traffic light tree; Pierre Vivant’s eternal tree replaced another London plane as it was dying.
We recently discovered this talented artist on Reubenmiller. Jennifer Maestre is a South African-born, Massachusetts-based artist, known for her unique pencil sculptures. She derives most of her inspiration from the form and texture of the sea urchin.
Gorilla’s have fascinated mankind since ages, even now when we are so accustomed to them, they haven’t lost their charm and remain simply mysterious. David Mach is a famous collage artist and is known for his marvelous and huge creations.
Believe it or not, but the whole huge Gorilla has been made from coat hangers.