An Ice Statue Of Greta Thunberg Has Been Erected In Trafalgar Square


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London-based creatives Alissa Khan-Whelan, Chris Godfrey and CJ Brown erected an ice sculpture of climate activist Greta Thunberg in Trafalgar Square yesterday (2 October). The likeness, which melted throughout the day in the sunny weather, aimed to be a “powerful representation of climate change and the plight the world is in unless change is made,” the creators say in a statement about the project. Continue reading »

Inflate Your Cat’s Holy Ego With This Buddhist Statue Scratching Post From Japan

The “Cat Club” (Neko-bu) division of Japanese online retailer Felissimo has put out some creative feline bedding situations in the past. Today, you can add holy kitty claw maintenance to their list of cute cat products, as they’ve just released a scratching post that turns your cat into a feline Buddhist statue! Continue reading »

Architect Tadao Ando Envelops Giant Buddha Statue In Lavender-Planted Hill Temple

In the northern Japanese city of Sapporo, architect Tadao Ando designed a spectacular temple, which opened in December 2015. An essay by Tadao Ando for the Italian DOMUS Magazine discusses his work in Makomanai Takino Cemetery. Continue reading »

“Il Gigante”: The Statue Of The Giant Neptune In Italian Village

Monterosso del Mare is probably the largest of the Cinque Terre villages in Italy. Since its founding in early 13th century, the village functioned as a cultural and political centre of the region and its status required proper protection. Continue reading »

Giant Hand-Face Sculpture Looming Over New Zealand Freaks Out Its People


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A giant hand which has been described as a “Lovecraftian nightmare come to life” has been lifted into place atop Wellington’s City Gallery in New Zealand. Continue reading »

Cyberpunk In St. Petersburg: Historic Statue Gets A Security Camera For A Head

A street artist who works under the pseudonym lonesome_grass has turned a sculpture framing the entrance to St. Petersburg’s historic Kirillov House, loacated in Russia, into a comment on public surveillance. Continue reading »

This DIY Kit Gives Creepy Glowing Red Eyes To Any Statue

Statues provide inspiration, remembrance, and a link to period of history. The only problem with statues is that they can’t be enjoyed outside of daylight hours. Continue reading »

Melania Trump Wooden Statue Unveiled Close To Her Hometown In Slovenia

A life-size wooden statue of US first lady Melania Trump has been unveiled in her birth country of Slovenia, but not everyone is pleased with it. The sculpture was erected next to the Sava River in the village of Rozno, around 8km from Mrs Trump’s hometown of Sevnica. Continue reading »

Street Artist Incorporates His Matching Little Brown Dog Into His Living Bronze Statue Routine

Yorge Luís Ruiz, a young street artist who lives in Fortaleza, Brazil, incorporates his beloved little dog Jaspe into his living bronze statue routine. Not only does Jaspe match Ruiz’s copper-colored costume but she instinctively freezes into place during a performance. Passersby are constantly amazed by the intuitive interaction between man and dog whenever they come across the two. Continue reading »

Britain’s Biggest Bronze Statue Crosses Land And Sea To Reach New Home

Britain’s largest bronze sculpture – a giant figure of a crouching woman – glided into its new home in the coastal city of Plymouth on Monday, bolted onto the back of a sea barge.

The seven-metre (23 ft) high artwork, showing an actress poised to leap into action, crossed the waters of Plymouth Sound and landed at the city’s Millbay Docks, dwarfing the hard-hatted crewmen below who did not even make it up to her knee. Continue reading »

This Intricate 19th-Century Sculpture Creates The Illusion Of A Transparent Veil

The veil has always been seen as a sign of secrecy, with its light, flowing waves gently hiding what’s underneath. Conveying its intricate shapes through art has been a challenge to many artists throughout history and was seen as a sign of immense skill. And when we say artists, we don’t just mean painters – even sculptors saw it as the ultimate form of skill, turning blocks of cold marble into warm and gentle shapes. Continue reading »

Norway Builds World’s Biggest Moose Statue

The world’s biggest moose sculpture was recently uncovered in Norway. The sculpture towers 32 feet (10 meters) above the ground, and stretches 39 feet (12 meters), and it’s located in the municipality of Stor-Elvdal in the county of Hedmark. Continue reading »

Man Spends $4,000 On Giant Statue To Give Town The Middle Finger – It’s Art, Officials Say

A Vermont man locked in a bitter dispute with the town of Westford decided to take matters into his own “hand” in December — by erecting a giant statue of a middle finger for all to see, NBC 5 reported. Continue reading »

Phallus Looking Owl Statue Outrages Protests In Serbian City Of Kikinda

Last week he told Belgrade’s Vecernje Novosti daily he was ready to make a differently-shaped statue. Local authorities declined to comment. Zeljko Bodrozic, editor-in-chief of a local newspaper, said the owl monument should remain in place. The protesters say the terracotta statue’s elongated shape and minimalist features are obscene and that it does not look like the town’s famous long-eared owls. Continue reading »

“The Statue Of Unity”, World’s Tallest Statue Opens To The Public In India

Right on schedule, the world’s tallest statue has officially opened in India. Standing almost 600ft (182m) tall, the new Statue of Unity depicts Indian freedom fighter Vallabhbhai Patel, and was dedicated by India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at a ceremony on October 31. Continue reading »