Tom Bendtsen uses books as individual strokes or pixels, sculpting enormous towers from 10,000 literary sources. His resulting work, Conversations, looks like the reading nook I've always wanted.

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Chewing Gum is barely food, so it's about time someone used it for something different. French artist Jeremy Laffon has sculptured these intricate gum-scapes made from his favorite low-calorie snack. Laffon's work is being exhibited at the Association Limousin Art Contemporain in France in a subtle attempt to tell the gallery that it could smell fresher. Despite the fact that this soft and malleable material slowly gives way to gravity and can melt when in contact with heat, at least Laffon built his gum into complex infrastructures instead of just whirling it around his tongue going "look what I can do. look what I can do."

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Photo by Eduardo Ortega

The wooden sculptures of Henrique Oliveira are evocative, overwhelming and a little disturbing. The artist from São Paulo takes woodworking to whole new heights with his large scale installations of organic plywood masses, which seem to burst from the seams of their surroundings. He manipulates wood, PVC and fencing to give the impression of liquid, movement and texture that make you feel as though you are inside the fabric of nature itself. Disgusting, extraordinary nature.

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No need to cover your head - these birds won't bother you, they're made out of paper. Colombian artist and designer Diana Beltran Herrera is the owner of these imagined critters, and she has sculpted them from paper to capture the delicate movement of our winged friends. I imagine they're also quite easy to keep as pets.

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When you think of the love affair between Europeans and good food, you don't picture this. Barcelona-based designers Ana Dominguez and Omar Sosa must have been pretty bored at a family dinner when they came up with this - yes - bread towers. I'm not sure if their intention was to give viewers the gift of instant hunger with these marveling sculptures but if so, it's worked on me. This series of physics-defying photos are a food network show's dream - and a glimpse of what you too could have achieved if you'd ignored your mother's warnings to not play with your food.

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Friday, 23 November 2012 21:39

Touch With Your Eyes: Sculptures of Water

Elegant, delicate, and highly Japanese; Nagano-born and New York-based photographer Shinichi Maruyama manipulates physics to create his aptly-named "water sculptures." Inspired by calligraphy, imperfection and negative space, Maruyama freezes the elements mid-flight, giving these sculptures a freedom and purity reminiscent of clearest crystal.
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Sunday, 18 November 2012 15:20

Balloon Bag End

Credit: Jeremy Telford

The Hobbit's Bag End re-imagined with balloons.

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In the spring of last year, a mysterious presence began a peaceful invasion of libraries all over Edinburgh, Scotland. The first hint of the Library Phantom was found by Julie Johnstone, a librarian at the Scottish Poetry Library. A little tree, made of twisted strips of paper, was perched on a book in the reading room. A gold–leafed eggshell next to the sculpture, was filled with more strips of paper. When reassembled, the strips formed the poem, "A Trace of Wings" by Edwin Morgan

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Thursday, 08 November 2012 02:46

Daniel Agdag--Paper City Architect

Sculptor Daniel Agdag focuses on details and demands both logic and beauty from his creations. His thoughts are filled with intricate machines, vehicles, and buildings. He realizes his visions in cardboard, and on film. His most recent exhibition is Sets From a Film I'll Never Make.

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 14:21

Ray Villafane's Halloween

Zombies exoplode out of a giant pumpkin at the New York Botanical Garden.

A predator lurks within the pumpkin patch; a mutant pumkin sprouts arms and legs and threatens the life of an innocent gourd with a pairing knife.

No one is safe from the mind of Ray Villafane.

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