Tag Archives: Sculpture

Balloon Sculptures by Hans Hemmert

Hans Hemmert is known for balloon sculptures, which are crammed into unlikely places or represent something as serious as a tank to something as whimsical as a balloon house. Also be sure to check out the timelapse video below of one of his installations.

Photos via here and here.

Submerged Sculptures

Jason deCaires Taylor is the creator of these incredible underwater sculptures around the waters of Cancun. The sculptures are not only aesthetically pleasing but also environmentally friendly, serving as artificial reefs that enable coral to grow and marine life to thrive. Taylor doesn’t consider himself the only artist, however. “I have a whole team of underwater helpers that come along and do all the finishing for me,” Taylor says. “The coral applies the paint. The fish supply the atmosphere. The water provides the mood. People ask me when it’s going to be finished. This is just the beginning.”

Photos via here, here, and here. You can read about and see more of Taylor’s work on his website.

Working with Wool

Vancouver-based Eszter Burghardt is the artist behind these curious sculptures of landscapes. All of them are made with wool and photographed with a macro lens.

Photos via Burghardt’s website.

Glorious Geodes

For the past 5 months, graphic designer Paige Smith has been creating 3D paper sculptures and placing them in holes or run-down areas around Los Angeles. Smith enjoys “the fact that many people will not notice these, but some astute people will” and loves creating “art in custom spaces, less unexpected but equally beautiful.” You can happen upon her geodes “during your adventures or casual interaction with the environment” or seek them out through the map she provides. These tiny sculptures are truly “unexpected treasures”; a bright and fun return to nature in the midst of an urban world. Pictures as well as a video made for her installation at The Standard in Hollywood are below.

Pictures via Smith’s website. You can also follow her on Twitter here.

Land Through the Looking Glass

Scottish sculptor Rob Mulholland used Perspex, a type of acrylic glass, to create sculptures of figures that both mirror and blend in with their surroundings for his exhibit entitled Vestige. The figures were created to visually represent the plight of previous inhabitants of an area of land in Scotland that was destroyed and repaired to grow trees for timber after World War I. As the figures cause viewers to reflect on man’s impact on nature through the ages, they also “create a visual notion of non-space. A void as if they are at one moment part of our world and then as they fade into the forest they become an intangible outline.” Mulholland elaborated on his artistic inspiration and purpose, saying “The human desire to leave a trace of oneself for future generations has always intrigued me. It’s a driving force to create and leave a semblance of ourselves as individuals and society. The reflective figures ask us to look again and consider the symbiotic relationship we have with our natural and man-made environment.” Photos are below along with an eerie video.

Pictures via Mulholland’s website, here, and here.