March 29, 2014
Barcelona, Spain
The winter’s last full moon shines over a sculpture (Woman and Bird) by Joan Miro (via Guardian)

Barcelona, Spain

The winter’s last full moon shines over a sculpture (Woman and Bird) by Joan Miro (via Guardian)

January 29, 2014
London, UK
The St Pancras ‘Kissing Couple’ statue has been dressed in the new Eurostar Uniforms as the rail company enters Its 20th Year while Eurostar couple Simon and Adele Gent recreate the amorous embrace at the statue’s feet. The couple, who recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary, met and fell in love over 10 years ago working together on the international high-speed train service. (via Telegraph)

London, UK

The St Pancras ‘Kissing Couple’ statue has been dressed in the new Eurostar Uniforms as the rail company enters Its 20th Year while Eurostar couple Simon and Adele Gent recreate the amorous embrace at the statue’s feet. The couple, who recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary, met and fell in love over 10 years ago working together on the international high-speed train service. (via Telegraph)

January 11, 2014

A Giant Twisting Serpent Skeleton Emerges from the Loire River in France

Completed in 2012, Serpent d’océan is a giant aluminum sea serpent skeleton by artist Huang Yong Ping situated off the shore of the Loire River where it empties into the Bay of Biscay just outside of Nantes. Measuring nearly 425 feet (130 meters) in length the curving skeleton mirrors the curves of the nearby Saint-Nazaire bridge and was created as a permanent work for the final Estuaire contemporary art exhibition. (via Colossal; images via Flickr)

December 31, 2013
Norwegian sculptor blames English spellcheck for Oslo war memorial riddled with typos

A Norwegian sculptor has blamed an English spellcheck after it emerged that a 1.2 million krone (£120,000) war memorial unveiled in Oslo last month included spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.



The statue, designed to commemorate the country’s resistance fighters during the Second World War, was revealed to the public in a ceremony on the capital’s waterfront in late November.
The memorial features the names of 63 saboteurs and those who died during resistance operations against occupying German forces, but upon closer inspection members of the public discovered a series of mistakes in the text.
Errors include basic misspellings, with an “s” missing from the Norwegian word for community, “fellesskap”, and the “t” left out of the phrase “Oslo-området” (the Oslo area), according to reports in the Aftenpostennewspaper.
The sculpture was created over 18 months by Kirsten Kokkin, the daughter of famous resistance fighter Sverre Kokkin.
She admitted that she had used an English-language spellcheck while creating the text, and that it was partially to blame for the errors. (via Independent)

Norwegian sculptor blames English spellcheck for Oslo war memorial riddled with typos

A Norwegian sculptor has blamed an English spellcheck after it emerged that a 1.2 million krone (£120,000) war memorial unveiled in Oslo last month included spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

The statue, designed to commemorate the country’s resistance fighters during the Second World War, was revealed to the public in a ceremony on the capital’s waterfront in late November.

The memorial features the names of 63 saboteurs and those who died during resistance operations against occupying German forces, but upon closer inspection members of the public discovered a series of mistakes in the text.

Errors include basic misspellings, with an “s” missing from the Norwegian word for community, “fellesskap”, and the “t” left out of the phrase “Oslo-området” (the Oslo area), according to reports in the Aftenpostennewspaper.

The sculpture was created over 18 months by Kirsten Kokkin, the daughter of famous resistance fighter Sverre Kokkin.

She admitted that she had used an English-language spellcheck while creating the text, and that it was partially to blame for the errors. (via Independent)

December 25, 2013
Falkirk, UK
Two gigantic 98.2-foot (30 meters) high horse heads have just been completed in Scotland. They call them The Kelpies, and one day Hobbits and Elves will pass by them en route to drop some ring somewhere. They were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and built using steel for both the structure and the cladding right next to the Forth and Clyde Canal in Falkirk, in Scotland, as part of a land transformation project called The Helix. (via Sploid. Image by Jimmy White)

Falkirk, UK

Two gigantic 98.2-foot (30 meters) high horse heads have just been completed in Scotland. They call them The Kelpies, and one day Hobbits and Elves will pass by them en route to drop some ring somewhere. They were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and built using steel for both the structure and the cladding right next to the Forth and Clyde Canal in Falkirk, in Scotland, as part of a land transformation project called The Helix. (via Sploid. Image by Jimmy White)

August 5, 2012
Osijek, Croatia
Artists burn a 10 metre high straw art installation of a phoenix during the 7th Straw Land Art Festival (via Telegraph)

Osijek, Croatia

Artists burn a 10 metre high straw art installation of a phoenix during the 7th Straw Land Art Festival (via Telegraph)

April 19, 2012
Milan, Italy
A sculpture goes on show at the Temporary Museum For New Design during 2012 Milan Design Week. (via BBC News)

Milan, Italy

A sculpture goes on show at the Temporary Museum For New Design during 2012 Milan Design Week. (via BBC News)

March 6, 2012
London, UK
Merlin Studios’ Principal Sculptor Colin Jackman works on a clay sculpture of sprinter Usain Bolt’s head, from which a wax figure will be cast for Madame Tussauds. The Jamaican world record holder is the latest Olympian to be given a place at the attraction. Bolt will be given a spot in the interactive sports zone in time for London 2012 when it opens in July. (via Telegraph)

London, UK

Merlin Studios’ Principal Sculptor Colin Jackman works on a clay sculpture of sprinter Usain Bolt’s head, from which a wax figure will be cast for Madame Tussauds. The Jamaican world record holder is the latest Olympian to be given a place at the attraction. Bolt will be given a spot in the interactive sports zone in time for London 2012 when it opens in July. (via Telegraph)

February 29, 2012
London, UK
Sculptor Brendan Jamison has created a sculpture of the entrance to the Prime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street out of sugar cubes. The work will be displayed on a bureau in the front hall behind the black door. It will be on show to visiting world leaders as they pass through the door of the Georgian townhouse. The intricate carving, complete with doorbell, knocker and letterbox, used 5,117 sugar cubes and took two months to complete. (via Telegraph)

London, UK

Sculptor Brendan Jamison has created a sculpture of the entrance to the Prime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street out of sugar cubes. The work will be displayed on a bureau in the front hall behind the black door. It will be on show to visiting world leaders as they pass through the door of the Georgian townhouse. The intricate carving, complete with doorbell, knocker and letterbox, used 5,117 sugar cubes and took two months to complete. (via Telegraph)

February 29, 2012
Berlin, Germany
The sculpture at the top of Siegessaeule is silhouetted against a cloudy sky (via Telegraph)

Berlin, Germany

The sculpture at the top of Siegessaeule is silhouetted against a cloudy sky (via Telegraph)

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