It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought we'd take a look at building a model that has appeared in numerous posts. It's the simplest of the intersecting plane mod ...more
The German police have their panties in a bunch over a highly inflammatory sculpture of a urinating policewoman by artist Marcel Walldorf. Entitled "Petra", the hyperrealistic figure depicts a female officer crouched, peeing with buttocks exposed. The most chilling detail is h ...more
This ornament can be challenging for a novice, but rewarding for everyone who takes the time to complete the project. With its notably awkward and fascinating texture, you will be sure to impress all who see this. Supplies Paper Scissors Tip A4 letter size paper or 8 1/2" ...more
Reuben Margolin builds large scale kinetic sculptures based off of mechanical waves. Some of his sculptures contain hundreds of pulleys all working in harmony with each other to create sinusoidal waves and their resulting interference patterns. He designs them all on paper and ...more
Richard Sweeney is an incredible artist whose body of work consists mainly of sculptures made from paper. His art is often related to origami, and much of his work is related to geometrical forms. I personally really love his modular forms in paper. Many of them are based off ...more
This three part instructional sculpture video demonstrates how to make a two part plaster mold. Make a plaster mold to make stop-motion animation puppets from clay models. A plaster mold can make casts out of almost any material. This model will be cast out of foam rubber with ...more
Perhaps a metaphor for society's dependency on weapons. Maybe a sardonic statement to what's really sacred these days. But one thing's for sure—Al Farrow's bullet-framed reliquaries are enough to make any gun-toting art enthusiast wet their pants. Bombed Mosque. Made of guns, ...more
In this extreme origami video tutorial, brought to you by New Theatron, you'll see how you can create an extreme origami 3D human head sculpture. You'll see exactly how to sculpt an awesome, one-of-a-kind, extreme origami 3-D human or humanoid head for a stop motion, animation ...more
PVC isn't something you want to send to the landfill. It's not going to do anything good for the ground when it's buried. It is also something you really, REALLY don't want to send to an incinerator. When burned, PVC releases some really nasty chemicals, including hydrochloric ...more
Scottish sculptor and painter Alan Herriot shows how he made the life-size bronze sculpture of a man, titled The Ancient Mariner.
In this ceramics video series, learn how to make terracotta clay sculptures from ceramics art expert Chitrotpola Mukherjee. Chitrotpola will teach you all about making clay sculptures including how to make multiple clay molds using dies, how to bake clay before glazing, how t ...more
Make your own wire sculpture! Learn how to make a lizard wire sculpture with the help of a professional in this free video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make a lizard wire sculpture. Make a lizard wire sculpture - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvillag ...more
Download the Software Go to the Antiprism downloads page. Download and install Antiprism 0.20. Run the Programs You need a method of running programs on the command line. In Windows, that could be a DOS box, on other systems a terminal emulator (e.g. xterm). Start this up. ...more
In the DIY community, much is said about the versatility of duct tape. But it's hardly the only game in town. For proof, one needn't look any further than the impressive, diverse tape sculptures submitted to Scotch's second-annual Off the Role tape sculpture competition. The ...more
In mathematics, a knot is a closed circle in a three-dimensional space that crosses itself multiple times. Since it is closed, it has no ends to tie, meaning you can't actually create such a knot. However, if you tie the ends together after you create a knot in the standard wa ...more
Erik Demaine is a Professor of Electronic Engineering and Comp Sci at MI, but he is also an origami folder who has had work displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. He makes some beautiful models and intricate puzzles, but in my opinion the really inspirational work is th ...more
Here's my version of his icosahedron: I colored it in this one so that you can see the pentagonal faces of a dodecahedron: Here I made one that looks like a cube: Some of my students asked me how to make these and they took it a step further and made something based off of ...more
Learn how to make liquid sculptures from a hand warmer in simple steps. First buy an instant reusable hand warmer which has sodium acetate in it and keep it ready. Now use 4 packets of the hand warmer and stir them out with water. Transfer them to a bottle and keep it aside. T ...more
Mary Buckman describes how to create a cast clay sculpture from a press mold. Press molds can be used over and over again to duplicate a sculpture without going through the tedious process of actually sculpting it or without the artistic talent required to. Watch this video sc ...more
Looking for a fun sculpture project? Why not make your self a cat! In this free online art lesson on video, learn how to make a clay cat sculpture from expert Jorge Benlloch, including tips on shape, details, tools and more. Part 1 of 10 - How to Make a cat sculpture. Make a c ...more
This video taxidermy tutorial shows how to make a wall mount sculpture of a white crappie fish. The initial fish is bedded into a soft clay mold, and then painted with fiberglass resin. When the mold hardens and dries, it can then be filled with whatever material desired to ma ...more
Vladimir Bulatov makes sculptures of fantastic variations on polyhedra and other geometric objects. His site is full of incredible metal, glass, and wooden geometric sculptures, including a full section on pendants and bracelets. Here are just a dozen or so of the hundreds of ...more
Andrew Lipson builds sculptures based off of Mathematical objects using standard Lego bricks. He has built models of knots, Mobius strips, Klein bottles, Tori, Hoberman spheres (using Lego technic pieces), and recreations of M.C. Escher works. Below are a few images and brief ...more
Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto's medium of choice is none other than your simple household table salt, fragile and completely ephemeral. Yamamoto creates beautiful installations with the medium, salt being a strong symbol in Japanese death culture (as well as several other cul ...more
Posted below is an interesting video on the effects of low frequency square waveforms on cornstarch. To make, simply mix cornstarch and water, then place on a large speaker hooked up to an amplifier and a signal generator (generating around 20-30 hertz). An old stereo works gr ...more
Beauty is a fine line between art and science for Pe Lang, a Swiss sculptor living and working in both Berlin and Zurich. The autodidact artist specializes in graceful, hand-built kinetic sculptures made of magnetic, electrical and mechanical devices, all of which are elegant ...more
Interested in becoming better acquainted with Logic's built-in physical modeling soft synth, Sculpture? You've come to the right place. Whether you're new to computer recording, new to the Apple Logic DAW (digital audio workstation) or just looking to pick up a few new tricks, ...more
The Recycleart Facebook group frequently posts awesome pictures of steampunk-friendly sculptures. Not all of them look steampunk, but enough do that it's worth checking out. Here are a few examples:
In this tutorial, we learn how to make day of the dead paper mache sculptures. First, you will make the paper mache sculptures into different body shapes, then use a sharp knife to carve along the sculpture. Use different paints and colors to make the characters more believabl ...more
It's been a legendary year for snow art. First there was the Eiffel Tower penis. Then the crash-landed AT-AT. Then the beautiful snowdecahedron and the skull-shaped igloo fortress. Found on Unreality Mag, the latest newsworthy snow sculpture is every Star Wars-loving little ki ...more
Watch this instructional ceramics video to learn how to polish a piece of hand built clay sculpture before you fire it. Every piece of hand built clay sculpture should dry very slowly to avoid cracking. Use the back of a spoon to slowly polish out any imperfections on a smooth ...more
Why not make the best of an icy cold winter day and make something even cooler? In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a natural ice sculpture in your yard and light it up with LED lights for a cool, nighttime effect. You will definitely have the best house on the block ...more
In this four part video series, Barbara Dewey teaches viewers how to make soft-sculpture puppets and ventriloquist figures. Email her for free patterns. Part 1 of 4 - How to Make soft sculpture puppets and ventriloquist figures. Part 2 of 4 - How to Make soft sculpture puppet ...more
Get a glimpse of the techniques used in creating large scale carnival sculptures and satirical floats made of polystyrene.
Beautiful LED sculpture made for the 2008 100% Design exhibition in Earls Court. Curious how it was made? Process images below the video. Previously, 24,000 LED Light-Up-My-Dress. LED Wand + RIFD Waves = Awesome Science Art.
Designed by a computer, milled by machines and assembled by a team of robots, Federico Díaz's Geometric Death Frequency 141 isn't necessarily the warmest work of art you'll see this year. But it is, nevertheless, quite a lot of fun to behold: Designboom reports, "Beginning o ...more
1000 words, or this: Created by Korean artist Kang Duck-Bong, these sculptures are made with a large number of cut PVC pipe, which is then covered in urethane paint. Currently on display at Gallery 4Walls in Seoul, Lorea through December 23rd.
Working with clay is one of the most satisfying and relaxing hobbies. Watch how expert Jorge Benlloch goes step by step showing you how to sculpt the head of a horse. Part 1 of 17 - How to Make a horse head sculpture. Make a horse head sculpture - Part 2 of 17. Click through t ...more
The conversation around augmented reality has largely been focused on apps and gaming, and how AR can be used as a marketing tool. However, a new exhibit at France's Scène Nationale Albi is using AR for more artistic expression. The exhibit, entitled Mirages & Miracles, combi ...more
Sculpture, like many art forms, requires a variety of tools. Learn about the different types of sculpting tools with tips from an expert on working with plaster sculptures in this free art lesson video series. Part 1 of 18 - How to Use sculpture tools. Use sculpture tools - Pa ...more
Is sculpting in your blood? Find out with this fun and easy clay sculpting project. Make a trout sculpture in just a few easy steps and learn about materials and more from expert sculptor Jorge Benlloch. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a clay trout sculpture. Make a clay trout scul ...more
In this ceramics video series, you'll learn how to make clay sculptures from ceramics art expert Jorge Benlloch. He will teach you how to sculpt human hands in easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Part 1 of 14 - How to Make a sculpture of human hands. Make a sculpture of ...more
This video demonstrates how to make a hollow sculpture of just about anything you want using only plastic wrap and tape.
53-year-old artist Scottish artist David Mach uses tens of thousands of matchsticks to create sculptures of animals, as well as religious and political icons. He first creates a plastic or fiberglass mold, and then inserts the matchsticks, one at a time. His work sells anywher ...more
Los Angeles based artist Mashanda Scott creates soft and squishy sculptures of everyday objects. ...Which bridges us into my personal favorite (and Scott's predecessor, as well as likely influence), legendary Swedish artist Claes Oldenburg.
In order to make a glowing lightning bug sculpture, you will need the following: an empty pop bottle, a yellow marker, a pipe cleaner, construction paper or card stock, and glue. Make sure that the soda pop bottle that you've chosen to use has a ridge around it. Clean it thor ...more
Don’t laugh—butter sculpture is a true art form that originated in Tibet in the 7th century. It is now one of the highlights of many American harvest fairs. Learn how to make your own butter sculpture. You Will Need: * Butter * A cool room * Ice water * Materials for the fram ...more
Artist Zimoun creates amazing sound sculptures using motors, magnets, compressed air, hoses, woodworms and other materials. Some of the sculptures recreate everyday sounds (rain and sprinklers), others have an unidentifiable, industrial sound to them. The sculptures are truly ...more
Sculptor Chris Yates demonstrates how he makes a wooden red robot sculpture from start to finish.
Watch this video to learn how to make cool stuffed paper sculptures with your kids!
THis video will show you how to use the immensely useful magma forges to make items without using fuel, and also how to use roads, sculpture gardens, and ponds to improve your fortress. Slaves of Arnok II: Dwarf Fortress, or Dwarf Fortress as it is more commonly known, is one ...more
This is an example how anyone can make their own ice sculpture without having it hand carved! All you need is... a ton of fancy equipment!
In this video you will learn how to fold the origami model "Umulius Rectangulum" that Thoki Yenn designed. Sadly, Thoki passed away in 2004, but his son kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you.
In this series of how-to art sculpture videos, our professional sculptor Gary Mitnik demonstrates how to design, create and cast a bronze figure. Part 1 of 35 - How to Create and cast bronze sculptures. Create and cast bronze sculptures - Part 2 of 35. Click through to watch t ...more
In this "Baking with Julia" episode, Julia Child demonstrates how to make bread sculptures. They assemble a star and a grape cluster. Make bread sculptures. Click through to watch this video on pbs.org
A sculpting Demo meant as a promo for my Figure Sculpting DVD for sale now at www.studiorealism.com
This is art at its finest. Portland sculptor Ron Ulicny created this faucet sculpture that spews out Scrabble tiles. It's simply called "Spew". Genius. It's just one of the many sculptures he's made repurposing ordinary objects and materials into new and unexpected things. Cl ...more
According to Wikipedia, "Sympathetic Resonance is a harmonic phenomenon wherein a formerly passive string or vibratory body responds to external vibrations to which it has a harmonic likeness." Artist Joshua Kirsch has created a musical sculpture based on this principle: a me ...more
Beth O'Reilly AIFD TMF shows us how to make a structural arrangement using stacked Oasis foam disks inside a beautiful container. Video: . . This arrangement is perfect for an entry way of a fall wedding, food tables, or even corporate events. The added element of fruit really ...more
NYC based sculptor Meghan Forsyth created these beautiful knot sculptures in 2010. Can you identify which knots are depicted?