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Sculpture

Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since Modernism, there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or molded or cast.

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Truth Is Beauty

Winner of the Burning Man contest, Truth is Beauty is a sculpture by artist Marco Cochrane. It is made of steel rods and balls welded together which are then covered in stainless steel mesh. Lighting in the sculpture creates an ever-changing piece of art.

Contributed by Katlyn Powers

Horse

What is this horse made of? Computer keys! There are so many keys put together, I don't know how this would work, but it is so amazing!

Contributed by Katie Otradovec

Lukova’s Church of Ghosts

In the Czech Republic, there is a medieval church long abandoned by the town Lukova after an ill-omened roof collapse during a funeral service half a century ago. With decades of decay running unchecked, this hauntingly historic edifice was on the verge of closure--until the ghosts arrived. First it was just nine shrouded figures, seated silently in the pews. Then ghostly parishioners continued to appear, until an entire phantom congregation had gathered, shrouded and pensive, in hushed rows. Created by art student Jakub Hadrava, the eerie sculptures were created with a purpose, “…to remind people the church had a history and a past.” Video Link: www.youtube.com

Contributed by Ariel Chen

Paper Clips

This is a sculpture made of only paper clips! Wow, this must have taken a lot of time and planning to accomplish.

Contributed by Katie Otradovec

A marble sculpture called Columbus' Last Appeal to Queen Isabella ( worth more than $1 million) mysteriously breaks. The sculpture was started in 1868 and was completed six years later. No one knows what happened. Check it out (:

Contributed by John Chervanev

Tree hugger

Sculptures can be made out of pretty much anything, you can even make parts of a tree "hug" another tree!

Contributed by Elise Goodvin

These two are peeking into a window of the library in Los Altos, CA. They look like llamas to me.

Contributed by Betty Chang

The Caring Hand

This sculpture in Glarus, Switzerland is simple, yet says so much!

Contributed by Alyssa Green

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