Artist Luciano Polverigiani crafts colorful characters that are at the intersection between toy and sculpture. The quirky figurines don exaggerated features that are appealing to kids but carry adult themesâ€”such as the creature with a large spiky tail that it carries like an albatross. To produce these earthy-colored sculptures, he uses a variety of clay […]
Mari Shimizu is an artist from Amakusa in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, who creates hollowed-out ball-joint dolls. Each doll is unique in that the contents of their eviscerated torsos reveal different elements of horror and fantasy. In a statement provided to Illusion, Shimizu explains how “We hide our hearts from our families and friends in order […]
I absolutely love these vintage-inspired tattooed dolls! Artist Mimi Kirchner makes one-of-kind figures from cotton toile and polyester, in addition she hand stitches details into each face and body. Her dolls are sold at craft markets and online at Etsy.
Cesar Santander‘s meticulous paintings revolve around themes such as vintage toys, old tin cans, objects from his childhood, and more.
“Nesting Dolls” is an artistic series by Ginger Williams.
If you are familiar with the “Paper crafted Audi A7,” you will probably enjoy Taras Lesko’s latest project “7FT Gundam.” He made this robot during a 4 month time period, and it includes 1250 paper parts.
Finnish artist Mari Kasurinen customizes “My Little Pony” figures into fictional and real pop culture icons such as Batman and Robin, Storm Trooper, Lady Gaga, Elvis Presley, among others. Each remodeled toy is now considered to a “sculpture” that requires hair styling, custom clothes, body and face painting, and more.
Cube Works Studio uses Rubik’s cubes to recreate images of famous paintings and celebrity portraits.