I had seen this first image floating around on Tumblr and assumed it was computer-generated! This is actually a life-sized replica of a smashed car composed of nearly 12,000 pieces of reflective stainless steel by New York-based artist Jordan Griska. While non-functioning, the sculpture is modelled after a Mercedes Benz S550 and is intended to highlight both the aspiration (luxury) and reality (mortality) of American culture. See more images of “Wreck” below.
Japanese artist Monami Ohno transforms discarded Amazon boxes into elaborate cardboard sculptures! Formally trained in 3-D animation but lacking the resources to animate as often as she’d like, Ohno began experimenting with some old Amazon boxes she had lying around. Using nothing but a pair of scissors, standard box cutter, ruler, glue and masking tape, Ohno has made detailed replicas from popular movies, food, drinks and even shoes! Check out more images below.
Artist Michael John Hunter continues to experiment with scale through traditional camera optics and strategically-sized sculptures. We previously featured his brilliant series involving real places made to look like miniatures, this time around he has recreated small objects as extremely large sculptures but photographed them to appear normal sized. Confused? See more images and video from “Doll,” as well as shots from Hunter’s other series, “Fly,” below. Read More
Artist Paula Crown creates 150 ceramic replicas of those iconically cheap disposable red cups for her latest sculptural installation, inviting us to consider the complexity of the mundane and the temporality of togetherness. See more images from “Solo Together” below or on display at 10 Hanover gallery in London until June 8.
Milan-based chef and artist Yujia Hu makes sushi in the form of miniature athletic footwear. Check out more “shoe-shi” art below!
Artist Susanna Bauer adds threaded embellishments to dried leaves, creating miniature sculptures that explore the hidden beauty and connectedness of all things. See more images from “Connections” below or on display at Le Salon Vert gallery in Switzerland until June 10.