CD Sculpture Landscape

You might remember George Radebaugh’s sculptures or the Portraits from CDs. We have another great CD sculpture for you.

standing in a landscape of cds

This next CD compilation is the rolling hills collection of 65,000 used CDs. ‘Wastelandscape#1’, created by Elise Morin and Clémence Eliard was pieced together by wire.

People in the Wastelandscape#1

The sculpture reminds people of the accumulation of media. Media that felt necessary to buy and then throw out for the next thing.
Or something like that.

Close-up of Wastelandscape#1

Sculptures Carved from Crayons

Look below, aren’t they sweet?  A froggy and a flower!

Crayon Sculpture of Frog and Flower

These crayon carvings, by Hoang Tran, are just awesome!   My husband especially likes the characters from Adventure Time. I like the totem carvings from the Game of Thrones series even though I’m not a fan of the show (despise me if you must).

Adventure Time Crayon Carvings

Totem crayon carvings from the Game of Thrones series


But I like the crayon sculptures below the best!

This box full of carvings have shed their skins and gone buck wild!

I want to touch them, I want to figure out how the heck Pete Goldlust managed to make them look so good, so smooth and… perfectly even.  It makes me willing to destroy some Crayola.

Pete Goldlust Crayons

Diem Chau carved a whole alphabet with accompanying animal carving.

The zebra is my favorite. I’d sure like to know how to inlay the black stripes.

Alphabet Crayon Sculptures

Honeycomb Paper Sculptures

Do you remember every wedding in the ’80s?

How all the decorations were most likely wedding bells made of honeycomb paper.  But I guess that’s not entirely fair. People have been decorating with honeycombed paper since then.  If you’re not sure what that is exactly, do a google search real quick, I can wait.  Okaaay…  got it?  Good.

Now imagine that, only better and you still won’t be prepared for what I want to show you.

Li Hongbo is a Beijing-born artist with a penchant for paper.  And oh boy!  What a penchant!

The best way to witness this artist’s phenom’s work is the video above. Seeing him remove that log from the crate I thought to myself, ‘okay, that’s a weird way to pack firewood’. Then he began stretching it.

Stretching it!

Like it was made of elastic or something!  But it’s not made of elastic, it’s paper.  Layers upon layers of pristine white paper.

The average Li Hongbo sculpture is made up of about 6,000 honeycombed layers of paper.  6,000; though some others have gone upwards of 20,000!  Which is why with some of the larger honeycomb sculptures, they can stretch across a room.

His ‘Torso of a Young Woman’ measures a little less than 5 feet tall (when un-stretched). The upper half of the torso can be ‘lifted’ off the lower half and laid alongside it.  Giving the impression that the now distended midsection is made out of a paper slinky.

Colorful Honeycomb Sculpture

Skull Honeycomb Sculpture

Skull Honeycomb Sculpture Stretched

Honeycomb Paper Foot

Honeycomb Paper Sculpture Stretched

Honeycomb Paper Sculpture of Face

Honeycomb Paper Sculpture of Face Stretched

Old CD’s as Sculptures

Artist George Radebaugh uses cast off CDs, along with recycled pipe for structure, to create these amazingly attractive sculptures.  It’s initially hard for me to imagine how CDs can come together to imply depth and definition of color.

Flamingo Sculpture Made of Old CD'sTrumpet Sculpture Made from CD's












He has obviously mastered the art of CD sculptures!

And this fish here (below). It’s so cool!

It immediately evokes a ‘hey, is that a rainbow trout? It is a rainbow trout!’ kind of feel.

I’d much rather have this mounted on my wall than the actual animal.

Fish Sculpture Made from CD's