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The Wizard of Oz Book Sculpture

Helen Baker’s book sculpture shows a literary journey down the Yellow Brick Road. Follow Dorothy page by page in this work displayed at the Bath Central Library in the UK during July. Link -via Lustik

Alien Wire Sculpture

Richard Carey (DeviantART member braindeadmystuff) is in the process of building this intricate Prometheus-style xenomorph. Check out more pictures of the sculpture at Unreality. Link

I Contain Multitudes

Glenys Barton’s “Within” is a bronze sculpture about two and a half feet high. A pamphlet for an exhibition in London, Ontario explained its meaning: The outer calm of the immaculate features contrasts with the inner activity, a metaphor for stresses within the mind that are more often than not at odds with the way in [...]

Nelson Mandela: Release

Nelson Mandela was arrested on the spot in which this sculpture sits in 1962. He spent 27 years in custody on Robben Island before becoming the President of South Africa. Titled Release, the sculpture is made of 50 steel beams and is between 21 and 31 feet high. Created by Marco Cianfanelli, a South African [...]

The Hear Heres

The Hear Heres is a sculpture installation by Studio Weave on the grounds of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, England. It consists of four giant ear trumpets that you can listen to! Each amplifies the sounds of nature around it, whether it’s the wind, wildlife in a tree, or the gentle sounds of a lake. One [...]

Kryptos: The CIA Cipher Hiding in Plain Sight

Kryptos photo via Wikimedia Commons Kryptos is an encrypted sculpture installed at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. It’s a set of huge copper plates with enciphered text carved into them — for example, one segment reads TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP, though it looks a lot nicer in context. Although the sculpture was installed in 1990, it took until 1999 [...]

Adventure Time Statue Made of More Than 4,000 1-Inch Wooden Cubes

This pixelated Finn by Evan Henry gives you a thumbs up and an invitation to join him. The sword is removable, but it keeps the sculpture balanced and you’ll just make Finn mad anyway. Link -via ItBit

Dementor Sculpture

deviantARTist Thom-Heap built this gruesomely awesome sculpture of a Dementor, named "LongClaw" from papier-mâché as a prop for Harry Potter convention MISTI-Con in New Hampshire next year. She’s quite talented! [...]

Pencil Nunchucks

We’ve featured the incredible pencil carvings of Dalton M. Ghetti before on Neatorama, but I’m blown away to find his latest creation: pencil nunchucks. From Dalton’s website: To create his sculpture, he holds the pencil in his hand under a strong [...]

The Visitor by Nemo Gould

Nemo Gould’s kinetic sculpture The Visitor depicts an alien who has landed his craft on prehistoric Earth. Watch his eyes light up, his head turn to look out the “windows,” and his, um, appendages flip levers in a video at the artisy’s site. It was made from: Typewriter case, picture frame, fresnel lens, electric massager, chandelier [...]