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Paper Artist Folds Cranes and Then Gives Them Intricate Decorations

In an ongoing series of works, paper artist Cristian Marianciuc folds paper cranes and then adds various flourishes and embellishments to them. He also makes the ornate and decorative cranes available for purchase through his Etsy store. The Romanian artist said the series began as a daily, 365-day art challenge and he simply continued to fold cranes daily, adding to them and making each one unique. Cristian is a proud member of the Paper Artist Collective and has created over 1,000 decorative cranes to date! For more, be sure to…

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Heres King Kong Atop the Empire State Building Made Entirely of Chocolate

A new chocolate sculpture by Amaury Guichon and Christophe Morel shows a giant King Kong atop the Empire State Building. Everything is made of chocolate so you know this is sweet! 😛 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/chocolate-king-kong-on-empire-state-building-by-amaury-guichon-and-christophe-morel/

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This Puzzle Box Forged Entirely From Metal is Incredible

Coffer is an ambitious project by metalsmith Seth Gould that took 2 years to complete. Made from wrought iron, pure iron, steel and brass; every piece of this puzzle box was handmade by Gould down to the screws and springs. Gould, who received his BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design, began working on the Coffer during the first year of his residency at the Penland School of Craft. In the wonderfully shot film below by Jesse Beecher, you can see just how exquisite this puzzle box truly is. For a…

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Woman Forced to Remove Dying Tree, Turns It Into Tiny Library Instead

When city workers of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho told Sharalee Armitage Howard they would have to remove a huge 110-year-old tree from her front yard, she was saddened. Determined to preserve whatever she could of the beautiful tree, she decided to turn the tree’s trunk into a free neighbourhood library with the help of the nonprofit organization, Little Free Library. With over 75,000 ‘Little Free Libraries’ in 88 countries, it’s possible you’ve seen these (though not as elaborate) in your own neighbourhood! According to Sharalee, the old cottonwood tree was starting…

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Every Holiday Caroline Eriksson Makes Something Crazy Out of Gingerbread

Artwork by Caroline Eriksson Every Christmas, artist Caroline Eriksson has made something amazing out of gingerbread. It started back in 2013 when she made an Optimus Prime for a gingerbread contest. Since then she’s made a Xenomorph, dragon and even Darth Vader! To create her gingerbread sculptures, Eriksson first builds an internal structure out of metal. The rest is simply gingerbread and melted sugar! For the curved areas, Eriksson says the pieces are soft and malleable if applied fresh out the oven. She also mentions that she adjusts her recipe…

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No Dialogue, Just 10 Mins of Pencil Tip Carving Over Chill Beats

A compilation of incredible pencil tip carvings by artist Salavat Fidai, complimented by a selection of chill instrumentals. We actually profiled Fidai’s wonderful work back in 2015, be sure to check out the impressive galleries if you want to see more! – This Guy Carves Miniature Artworks Onto the Tips of Pencils – Miniature Sculptures Carved Onto the Tips of Pencils (21 Photos) Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/10-minutes-of-miniature-pencil-carvings/

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Abandoned and Broken Piano Finds News Life as Beautiful Coffee Table

Built by trinity_lee on reddit An old neglected piano with broken keys and a split soundboard has found new life as a beautiful coffee table after being upcycled and restored by reddit user trinity_lee. The legs are made from 4″ steel I-beams and trinity_lee says his custom-built pieces typically sell for $4-$5K USD plus shipping. via trinity_lee on reddit Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2018/08/old-piano-gets-turned-into-coffee-table/

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The Fantastic Gravity Well Marble Machines of Larry Marley

Since 2016, artist and woodworker Larry Marley has been building and designing an annual ‘Gravity Well Marble Machine’. With each successive version, the design gets more ambitious and elaborate. From the satisfying sound of metal on wood to the hypnotizing path from start to finish, these wonderful contraptions are a delight to watch. Most works begin as a series of thumbnail sketches. Once a design is clear, a full size mechanical drawing is made. Then critical dimensions can be measured and entered into a software application he created to process…

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Johnny Clasper Carefully Places Stones to Create Amazing Works of Art

We last featured Johnny Clasper’s incredible stonework in 2015 and since then he continues to delight his clients with his beautiful dry stone works, free-form stone sculptures, and pebble mosaics. Based in Yorkshire, England, the award-winning artist is available for commissions and projects and you can reach him through his website and official Facebook page. Below you will find some of his more recent works along with progress shots and close-ups so you can appreciate the detail and skill 🙂 JOHNNY CLASPERWebsite | Facebook Artwork by JOHNNY CLASPERWebsite | Facebook…

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Renaissance Portraits Made From Single Thread on Circular Loom

Using a single thread roughly 1-2 km long (0.6 – 1.2 mi), Petros Vrellis continuously wraps the thread in straight, continuous lines, from one peg to its direct opposite peg in a circular, 28″ loom with 200 evenly spaced anchor pegs on its circumference. Thus each artwork is made from 3,000 – 4,000 continuously intersecting straight lines of a single thread. Interestingly, knitting is done by hand, with step-by-step instructions dictated by a computer algorithm designed by the new media artist. Vrellis explains: “The pattern is generated from a specially…

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Artist Blows Glass Vases Directly Into Slabs of Live Edge Wood

Artwork by Scott Slagerman Wood & Glass is an ongoing series of works by glass artist, Scott Slagerman, in collaboration with Jim Fishman. Each glass vase is formed by directly blowing it into a cut out shape from a slab of live edge wood. You can see from some of the process shots below that the pieces themselves are quite large. Slagerman uses various woods such as mesquite and walnut. You can find many more from the series on his official website. [via Colossal] Artwork by Scott Slagerman Artwork by…

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Unravelling Ropes Into Fractal-Like Patterns (10 Photos)

In an ongoing series of artworks entitled ‘Ciclotramas‘, Brazilian artist Janaina Mello Landini unravels ropes into incredible fractal patterns that evoke tree roots, river basins, lightning strikes and circulatory systems. Landini has been developing this concept since 2010, using threads and strings to create site-specific installations that occupy the space in an immersive way. She adds: The idea is to “unstitch†Time from its inside, unraveling the threads of the same rope in constant bifurcations, until the last indivisible stage is reached, a point that holds everything together in perfect…

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Every Year Japanese Art Students Get Together and Make Giant Animals Out of Straw

Since 2008, students from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo have travelled to Niigata City, Japan to create huge sculptures made from straw (featured previously) for the Wara Art Festival. The giant straw sculptures are built atop large wooden frames which serve as the base for the woven straw artworks. The festival also features kite flying, a miniature market and other events. It’s a huge hit with kids and parents as people get to interact with the sculptures, taking photos and playing in the open fields. Below you will find…

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Artist Channels the Ocean Into One-of-a-Kind Tables Using Marble and Acrylic

Based in TimiÅŸoara, Romania, artist and designer Eduard Locota creates incredible one-of-a-kind furniture inspired by the ocean. Using acrylic glass and marble, Locota’s ‘delMare‘ collection of ocean-inspired furniture are 100% hand crafted and incredibly labour-intensive. “I’m not good with failure, so if I have a vision of something that I love doing, I will pursue it. I can say that my soul doesn’t have brakes. As an artist, I believe imperfection create beauty. All the pieces are 100% unique, hand-made and distinct, with imperfections, flaws and flaming frozen cores.” Below…

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Artist Transforms Fallen Redwood Into Giant Octopus (15 Photos)

Artist Jeffrey Michael Samudosky recently transformed a huge fallen redwood into an amazing giant octopus sculpture. In the progress pictures below you can see the incredible transformation and how the octopus slowly takes shape. To create the artwork Samudosky used a variety of tools including chainsaws, dremels and chisels. Born and raised in Shelton, Connecticut, Jeff studied art and photography in high school. After graduating, he traveled the continent as an Outward Bound instructor, ice climber, and whitewater rafting guide. In Jackson Hole, Wyoming he trained as an Alpine mountaineering…

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