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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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The Elephant in the Truck

Artist and sculptor Laurence Vallières managed to fit a huge elephant inside a truck -- a cardboard elephant, that is. She created the sculpture for the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche art…

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Home Sweet Home: A Satirical Diorama Sculpture by Greek Artist Polychroniadis

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Mixed media diorama sculpture 50cm X 50cm X 65cm (h.)

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Life-size sign comprised of a steel and timber structure, plywood, acrylic color and spotlights with dimensions 655cm X 600cm X 770cm (h).

Greek visual artist Polychroniadis’s (previously here and here) latest work is a two part piece; one is a mixed media diorama sculpture, and the other is a huge life-size sign made out of steel and wood. The piece was exhibited as part of a section named ‘Stopover’ at ‘Action Field Kodra’, an annual contemporary art show that takes place in the derelict site of the Kodra ex-military barracks in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece.

The exhibition was themed around the ideas of homeland, with references to the history of Thessaloniki.

Via the description of the piece:

The sculpture attemts to reconcile imagery from war-zone bombed residential buildings (e.g. Syria, Lybia, Lebanon), with early 20th century Modernist Utopias and a sense of carelessness or defiance of lurking danger.

The title comes from a hit song, written in 1823 by Henry Bishop and John Howard Payne. Being part of American popular culture for more than 150 years, it has been heavily used as a title for books, films etc. It has become an almost iconic slogan, also embedded in numerous doormats around the globe.

Link to Polychroniadis’s site.

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Gavin Worth’s Steel Wire Sculptures

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Multi-faceted artist Gavin Worth makes his beautiful sculptures out of steel wire by bending them into “freestanding line drawings.” His sculptures are a testament to his mastery over the human form, and he has the ability to coax out stories and emotions from cold steel.

Seen above is “Thirst”, his first large scale metal work, which was commissioned by the town of Matha, France. The anamorphic piece changes its shape depending on the angle from which it is viewed from. The piece is installed on the top of a public fountain, and is meant to emphasize the importance of water in our lives.

Gavin was born in Zimbabwe, and grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He lived in San Francisco for 8 years, before moving Cairo, Egypt, where he is currently based in.

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‘Fast Mercy’ Transforming Sculptures by Tomoo Yamaji

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Fast Mercy (Gold/Blue)

Artist Tomoo Yamaji (previously here and here) is the creator of some of the most brilliant and unique sculptures, which can change shape, all without having any of their parts being removed.

The inspiration for his ‘Fast Mercy’ sculptures was born from the idea of a “highly agile bodhisattva,” a spiritually-enlightened spirit who helps people affected by the earthquake and the resulting tsunami that occurred in Japan, in 2011. The sculptures can be manipulated and positioned into two distinct forms; ‘Flying’ and ‘Humanoid’.

While the sculptures in the series may look similar to to each other, they can actually be considered as different avatars of an ethereal being. His latest piece comes in gold and blue, and is made from polyurethane resin and acrylic (just as his other sculptures).

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Giant Fish Sculpture Made With Plastic Bottles

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Image Credit: Victor R. Caivano / AP, Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

Titled ‘The Big Fishes’, this huge sculpture was made from discarded plastic bottles at the Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The city is currently playing host to Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, which will run through June 22.

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