Elaborate Metal Sculptures Made with Coins and Found Materials by Stacey Lee Webber

Standard-Of-Living-Wreath-01-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

Standard of Living: Wreath, 38" diameter x 6" height from wall, brass screws, aluminum

Standard-Of-Living-Wreath-02-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

Standard of Living: Wreath, 38" diameter x 6" height from wall, brass screws, aluminum

Standard-Of-Living-Wreath-03-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

Standard of Living: Wreath, 38" diameter x 6" height from wall, brass screws, aluminum

Imagine-Seascape-Sculpture-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

Imagine: Seascape, handcut foreign coins, mdf, acrylic, steel, 23"x 23" x 2"

Imagine-Seascape-Sculpture-02-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

Imagine: Seascape, handcut foreign coins, mdf, acrylic, steel, 23"x 23" x 2"

The-Craftsmen-Series-Axe-Sculpture-01-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

The Craftsmen Series: Axe, 34" x 10" x 3", pennies

The-Craftsmen-Series-Axe-Sculpture-02-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

The Craftsmen Series: Axe, 34" x 10" x 3", pennies

The-Craftsmen-Series-Axe-Sculpture-03-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

The Craftsmen Series: Axe, 34" x 10" x 3", pennies

Philadelphia-based sculptor Stacey Lee Webber shared some images of her latest sculptures made with found materials and old coins.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Webber’s works are a joyous, hands-on tribute to her blue-collar lineage. She hand-cuts, bends and melds coins, screws and other found materials into beautiful objects worthy of admiration. As a matter of fact, I was quite astonished to find that some of the tools in her “The Craftsmen Series” were made only with pennies.

From her site:

I cherish working with found materials whose history is physically evident.  Imagine a copper penny lying on a sewer grate.  On that stamped coin there are dents, scratches, a dull patina, and a worn down Abraham Lincoln.  Each of these inconsistencies is evidence that it has been passed through the hands of countless people. When that penny is picked up and used in a sculpture the new object is layered with rich stories of struggle and triumph.

Webber’s sculptures will be on show at the 2015 American Craft Council Show in Baltimore from February 18-22, 2015. You can visit her site to check out more of her sculptures, jewelry and vessels. You can also buy her jewelry or order a custom piece at her online store

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Allochtoon – A Series of Sculptures by Ziv Ayal

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Ziv Ayal, who lives and teaches art in Israel, is the creator of these fantastically-bizarre sculptures. His “Allochtoon” series perfectly captures the pathos and overwhelming sense of alienation, that is wrought upon by not belonging, or being ostracized against in an environment or country.

Snip from the artist’s site:

Allochtoon – (Plural: Allochtonen; Dutch) In Greek: Allos means ‘other’; chthon means ‘land’ or ‘place’.

The literal meaning of Allochtoon: "Originating from another country". Allochtoon is the opposite of  Autochtoon, literally meaning: "Originating from this country" (i.e. ethnic Dutch). In the Netherlands, "Allochtoon" is commonly used towards immigrants and their descendants. The official meaning of Allochtoon is anyone who has a parent, grandparent, or grand-grandparent which was not born in the country.   You are a first generation Allochtoon if you live in the Netherlands but was born abroad, and at least one of your parents were also born abroad. You are a second-generation Allochtoon if you were born in the Netherlands, but at least one of your parents were born abroad. If you were born abroad, but both your parents were born in the Netherlands,  you are an Autochtoon.

So different from the official term, in popular speech, people refer to a person as Allochtoon only if that person is an obvious immigrant, or if his appearance or behaviour is distinctively not ‘traditional’ Dutch.

Allochthon – A term in Geology used to describe large block of rock which is not located in its’ original place of formation.  Sometimes, an Allochthon has a ‘hole’ in it. Then, you can look through the Allochthon, and see the  Autochthon.

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The Hyper-Realistic Sculptures of Marc Sijan

This is one of Marc Sijan’s hyperrealistic sculptures that were exhibited at the 2010 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, held in Miami, Florida. Marc Sijan's Superrealistic sculptures are "homages to humanity's…

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Human Motion Sculptures

The "Human Motion" sculptures by Dutch artist Peter Jansen, completely blew me away with their astonishingly-complex level of detail. [via Make Blog]

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