We've covered plenty of incredible sculptures this year so we thought we would do a round up of our favourites. What never ceases to amaze us is the creativity of people and their skill. The ability to craft materials such as metal, glass and even pencils into beautiful works of art is astounding. Here are the 10 most amazing sculptures of 2014.
1.Layered Glass Sculptures That Mimic Ocean Waves
These beautiful glass sculptures by sculptor Ben Young mimic the topography of the ocean and waves.
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2. Mesmerising Hand Crafted Paper Sculptures
Artist Jen Stark creates beautiful hand crafted paper sculptures by layering sheets of paper to create a three dimensional effect that leaves the viewer mesmerised. The rainbow shaped wormholes appear to lead to another world full of colour. See more here.
3. Movie Characters Sculpted from Scrap Metal
A metal workshop in Thailand called Ban Hun Lek takes some of our favourite movie characters including Optimus Prime, the Hulk and Minions from Despicable Me to name a few. Read more here.
4. Miniature Sculptures Carved into the Tips of Pencils
These miniature sculptures are all carved by Recep Alçamlı, a Chemical Engineering student from Turkey. Using just the graphite from a pencil he is able to sculpt letters, animals and even small sections of scenery. See more here.
5. Vibrant Paper Illustrations and Sculptures
These vivid and vibrant paper illustrations and sculptures are created by artist and graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya. In the past six years since she began working with paper she has become highly skilled in many techniques involving the sculpting of paper. Read more here.
6. Steampunk Animals made from Recycled Car Parts, Electronics and Watches
Creating art from metal takes a lot of skill, but making art from recycled metal, electronics and old watch parts takes even more skill, talent and creativity. These amazing and intricate steampunk sculptures of animals are created by Russian artist Igor Verniy and it’s the amount of detail and work that goes into them that makes them so impressive. See more here.
7. Incredible Glass Art by Shayna Leib
ake a look at these stunning glass artworks by American artist Shayna Leib. She is capable of working with a variety of different mediums but her favourite material is glass “not for its mimetic qualities to capture the look of other materials, but for it’s ability to express flow, freeze a moment in time, and manipulate optics.” See more here.
8. Abandoned Hubcap Sculptures by Ptolemy Elrington
9.5,000 Melting Ice Sculptures Remember the Fallen of WWI
Brazilian artist and sculptor Nele Azevedo has arranged 5,000 small ice figures on the steps of Chamberlain Square in Birmingham, U.K. in order to remember the men and women that lost their lives during WWI, including civilians. See more here.
10. Mystical Fairy Sculptures Using Stainless Steel Wire
Using stainless steel as his chosen medium, UK sculptor Robin Wight is able to create dramatic fairytale scenes of fairies clinging to trees and flowers whilst giving them the appearance of floating in the air. See more here.