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25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures & Statues From Around The World


  • Every city that you visit has its own unique sculptures and statues, but some really make you look twice—and then some. The most unique and amazing sculptures known to capture the eyes of all who pass can be found tucked along secret streets and broadcasted in popular city squares.

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    There are many sculptures and statues (both new and old) currently provoking conversation and intrigue. Join the fun looking through these photos of the top 25 most incredible statues and sculptures found throughout the world.

     

    1. Expansion, New York, USA

    As light creeps out of the cracks of this statue's body, a world of messages are portrayed by artist Paige Bradley. All of the pieces are cast in bronze and made to float separately from one another.

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    2. Salmon Sculpture, Portland, Oregon, USA

    Look for the Salmon on Salmon Street! This funky fish statue is ranked #32 out of 676 Portland attractions—making this fish with terrible aim one popular gilled dude!

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    3.The Shoes On The Danube Bank, Budapest, Hungary

    This memorial in Budapest created by Can Togay & Gyula Pauer memorializes the Jews killed by the fascist Arrow Cross during World War II. The shoes symbolize the victims who were forced to take off their shoes before being shot at the water's edge.

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    4. The Monument Of An Anonymous Passerby, Wroclaw, Poland

    This statue signifies all of the souls lost, imprisoned, or otherwise harmed by the oppressive Communist regime that existed in Poland for many years.

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    5. Break Through From Your Mold, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    When Zenos Frudakis created this statue he strived to depict an image that all of mankind could relate to. After all, we are all struggling to break free from the molds that bind us.

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    6. Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania

    Don't be alarmed by the menacing statue emerging from the water. Instead see this ghostly creation as a symbolic treasure representing Klaipeda, the oldest city in Lithuania.

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    7. Rundle Mall Pigs, Adelaide, Australia

    Who let the pigs out? If you visit Rundle Mall in Australia you might be asking the same exact question when you see the sculptures of 4 bronze pigs running amok.

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    8. People Of The River, Singapore

    Known as one of the most creative statues in the world, this sculpture literally looks as if children are jumping into the river. Chong Fah Cheong says of his work, “My involvement in creative work pursuits, in particular, sculpture, is a state of mind. It is a consciousness, an acute awareness of my existence, made up of limitless variables and possibilities.”

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    9. Cattle Drive, Dallas, Texas, USA

    Located in Downtown Dallas this bronze cattle statue tells stories about the pioneer days. Featuring a gang of cattle being rounded up by longhorn steers and 3 horse-riding cowboys.

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    10. The Knotted Gun, Turtle Bay, New York, USA

    You may interpret this bold statue advocating for Non-Violence in a number of ways. The knot at the end of the gun screams with symbolism that is very touching, especially today as gun laws are highly scrutinized.

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    11. Nelson Mandela, South Africa

    Nelson Mandela is a well-known figure adored through the statues that exist of him. According to statements by the South African government the statues represent more than just a man, but the noblest man from history.

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    12. De Vaartkapoen, Brussels, Belgium

    This Tom Frantzen sculpture is adored by the people of Belgium, it represents someone rising up from the sewers to offset the foot of a passing police officer. Uniquely portraying the struggles of power.

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    13. Les Voyageurs, Marseilles, France

    French artist Bruno Catalano often features everyday working people that are missing entire chunks of their body.

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    14. Spider, Tate Modern, London, UK

    Hope you don't have arachnophobia, because this statue by Louis Bourgeois is a whooping 9 meters high!

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    15. Sinking Building Outside State Library, Melbourne, Australia

    Help! It appears the concrete in front of this State Library has turned to quick sand, swallowing another library in its path.

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    16. Iguana Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Iguana lover or not, you will get a kick out of all of the intricate Iguana statues found throughout this park in The Netherlands.

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    17. Man At Work, Bratislava, Slovakia

    Coming out of a street manhole, this funny looking man was sculpted back in 1997. After several automobiles smashed into the durable statue, a sign was added as warning of his presence. It reads: “Man at Work.”

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    18. Mihai Eminescu, Onesti, Romania

    At certain times of the day this statue looks like it has been painted up against the clouds.

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    19. Life-Size Statues Portray Scene From The World War, Eceabat, Turkey

    War is not pretty but it must never be forgotten. This life-size scene helps solidify the horrors of war, memorializing all who died from related tragedies.

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    20. Hippo Sculptures, Taipei, Taiwan

    Attack of the hippos! These hippo sculptures appear to be coming straight out of the ground. People come from near and far to take photos with the cute bronze hippos.

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    21. Man Hanging Out, Prague, Czech Republic

    At first glance you might scream—“Someone help that man up there!” No need to panic, this statue is permanently hanging out above the streets, gripping tightly to what appears to be a protruding pipe.

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    22. Kelpies, Grangemouth, UK

    These gorgeous horse heads take center stage, representing the wonderful world of equine history.

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    23. The Unknown Official, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Of course this official remains unknown, a giant boulder covers his entire head and upper body!

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    24. The Shark, Oxford, UK

    If houses were built out in the middle of the ocean, perhaps some high-flying sharks would actually crash into roofs here and there. Or, you could just move to Oxford, UK where local radio presenter, Bill Heine, has lived with a giant shark crashing into the top of his roof since 1986.

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  • Once You See These You Will Never Look At Plastic Bottles The Same Way Again


  • Practically everyone drinks soda and if you are someone who prefers 2 liter bottles, you may have mounds of plastic to throw away at the end of the month. Instead of throwing out those bottles, why not do something creative?

    People are increasingly creating different ways of reducing the damage we are causing to the planet bringing intelligent ideas about recycling and reusing daily objects.

    Vertical Garden

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    Chandelier

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    Broom

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    Beautiful Mosaic From Caps Left By Hurricane Sandy

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    Spoon Lamp

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    Cherry Blossom Paint Stamp

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    Parking Canopy

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    Bouquet Lamp

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    Christmas Tree

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    Cute Planters

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    Intricate Bottle Vase

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    Durable Purse

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    Sci-Fi Rocket Jet Pack

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    Hanging Chandelier

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    Lake Boat

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    Pencil/Marker Organizers

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    Solar Light Bulb

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    Ottoman Seat

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    Curtain

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    Bottle Cap Decoration

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    Bird Feeder

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    Napkin Ring

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    Help reduce our waste by sharing these clever repurposing ideas with others.

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  • 24 Beautiful Ice Formations That Appear as Art.


  • From frozen ponds to icicle-laden flowers, you'd never guess Mother Nature was the artist behind some of these works.

    A reflection and aspect of the holism which is, it is expected that man’s inspired drive to create results in brilliant art. But in comparison to some of the masterpieces formed through effect of mother nature’s flurry, certain achievements from a human standard fall short.

    From snow drifts to swinging icicles, art capturing the perfection and intricacy that exists follows. Scroll through the captured pieces and choose your favorite! Then share this collection so others may benefit from the beauty that abounds on planet Earth.

     

    1. Baikal Ice Emerald

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    2. Frozen Bubbles

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    3. Frozen Lighthouses On Lake Michigan Shore

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    4. Folded Snow

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    5. Frozen Flower Buds

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    6. Frozen Lakes

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    7. Ice Blossoms

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    8. Frosted Lace

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    9. Flower After Ice Storm

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    10. Frozen Tree

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    11. After Freezing Rain In China

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    12. Frost On The Fence

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    13. Frozen Pond

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    14. Frozen Berries

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    15. Frost Flowers In The Arctic Ocean

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    16. Frosted Pine

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    17. Frozen Grass

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    18. Icicles On The Blooming Apple Tree

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    19. Grass After Freezing Rain

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    20. Fudgesicles

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    21. Rabbit Or Frost Flowers

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    22. Icicle Bush

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    23. Leaf After Freezing Rain

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    24. Snow Roller

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  • These 15 Clever Drawings Will Make You Question Everything Wrong With The World


  • Pawel Kuczynski is an artist from Poland who creates thought-provoking art. At first sight, his illustrations might seem funny, but when you look closer, they actually depict some serious problems of today's world.

    Can you decrypt Kuczynski's messages through his art?

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    We need more artists like him to remind us to question what's "normal" and to encourage us to think outside the box.

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  • 25 Of The Most Incredibly Beautiful Book Sculptures Ever


  • Book sculptures are one of life’s unexpected beautiful surprises. An old book is a treasure in itself with its crisp pages, and the distinct scent of time left pressed between the covers.

    Some old books are worth millions of dollars, while others have wilted and rotted past their prime years. Instead of tossing out old books that no longer serve a literary purpose, some artists create beautiful sculptures from the actual pages of the book. Check out these 25 examples of some of the most incredibly beautiful book sculptures you have ever seen.

    1. Cave In A Book

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    2. Mount Rushmore Constructed From Old Phone Books

    2. Mount Rushmore Constructed From Old Phone Books

    3. Mountain Carved From The Pages Of An Old Star Map Book

    3. Mountain Carved From The Pages Of An Old Star Map Book

    4. House In A Field Book Art

    4. House In A Field Book Art

    5. “Charon And The Door To A World Of Dreams” Book Sculpture

    5. “Charon And The Door To A World Of Dreams” Book Sculpture

    6. Old Book Carved Using Surgical Tools

    6. Old Book Carved Using Surgical Tools

    7. Herb Garden Book Sculpture

    7. Herb Garden Book Sculpture

    8. Books Carved Into Landscapes

    8. Books Carved Into Landscapes

    9. The Little Match Girl, Handmade Book Sculpture By Karine Diot

    9. The Little Match Girl, Handmade Book Sculpture By Karine Diot

    10. Alice In Wonderland By Susan Hoerth

    10. Alice In Wonderland By Susan Hoerth

    11. Book Art: “Great Comfort”

    11. Book Art: “Great Comfort”

    12. Skull Book Sculpture

    12. Skull Book Sculpture

    13. Dutch Bookweek Written Portraits

    13. Dutch Bookweek Written Portraits

    14. Massive Book Sculpture Depicts An Abandoned City

    14. Massive Book Sculpture Depicts An Abandoned City

    15. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

    15. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

    16. An Old Book Transformed Into One-Of-A-Kind Art

    16. An Old Book Transformed Into One-Of-A-Kind Art

    17. Jacqueline Rush Lee’s Inked Books (Anthologia)

    17. Jacqueline Rush Lee’s Inked Books (Anthologia)

    18. Mayberry’s Insects

    18. Mayberry’s Insects

    19. Book Sculpture Floating Away On Hot Air Balloon

    19. Book Sculpture Floating Away On Hot Air Balloon

    20. Meyers 19, 1906

    20. Meyers 19, 1906

     

    21. Jacqueline Rush Lee’s Inked Series (Nous: There’s No Why Here), Transformed From a Philosophy Book, 2014

    21. Jacqueline Rush Lee’s Inked Series (Nous: There’s No Why Here), Transformed From a Philosophy Book, 2014

    22. Jaqueline Rush Lee’s “Endoskeleton” (Fired Book)

    22. Jaqueline Rush Lee’s “Endoskeleton” (Fired Book)

    23. The Little Mermaid Book Sculpture By Karine Diot

    23. The Little Mermaid Book Sculpture By Karine Diot

    24. Winter Fairytale Book Sculpture

    24. Winter Fairytale Book Sculpture

    25. The Book Of Life

    25. The Book Of Life

     

    Photo Credits: porn earth David KracovGuy LarameeMalena ValcarcelGuy LarameeGuy LarameeMalena Valcarcel, Su BlackwellBrian DettmerKarine DiotSusan HoerthmaartenMalena ValcarcelLiu WeiMaskull LasserreJodi Harvey-BrownJacqueline Rush LeeBrian DettmerKelly CampbellJodi Harvey-BrownJacqueline Rush LeekorzerrobinsonKarine DiotSu BlackwellLong Bin Chen

     

     

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  • These Beautiful Drawings Showcase How We Stereotype The Female Gender & Why We Need To Stop


  • It’s hardly a surprise that so many of the images that modern women are bombarded with every day focus on telling them to look or act a certain way.  According to the 2011 documentary Miss Representation, 78% of girls are unhappy with their bodies, and many American women spend more money on beauty products than on their own education.  Ad campaigns consistently glamorize unhealthy stereotypes and behaviors, like SCHIELD’s message that bulimia is fashionable or these 6 images that allow male models to keep their wrinkles but remove them from women.  However, Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti is fighting back against those kinds of messages with WOMEN, a series of illustrations that depict women of all ages, shapes, and creeds doing whatever the heck they want.

    Rossetti’s artwork doesn’t just discuss body image, however.  It also tackles racism, ageism, polyamory, casual sex, abortion, and a host of other issues that women often find themselves judged for.

    • It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities,” Rossetti said to PolicyMic.  ”It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be.

    Rossetti began the project in Portuguese, but after she got an overwhelmingly positive response, she has begun translating the text on each illustration into English.  ”Let’s talk about freedom in every language! ♥” she wrote on her Facebook page.  A group of Israeli feminists is working to translate them into Hebrew, and Spanish and French are soon to follow.

    ‘Women’, By Carol Rossetti

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    Hop over to Rossetti’s Facebook page for more images and translations.  If you speak a language that hasn’t been tackled by the project yet, you might even consider helping her spread the word.

     

    Credits: : Carol Rossetti / bustle

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