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Beautiful Papercraft Sculptures

British artist Richard Sweeney studied 3D design at university and graduated with a degree in awesomeness. Using a combination of hand-craft and CAD techniques, he takes takes papercraft to the next level with his most beautiful sculptural forms. Have a look at some of his “forms in paper” models after the jump.

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Amazing Lego Art by Nathan Sawaya

From dirty deed to fully functioning printers to rebuilding the world, LEGO has become quite versatile in its uses.

Nathan Sawaya is an artist with a fascination with the ubiquitous building brick. He works almost exclusively in Lego and is considered a Lego Certified Professional. Since 2000, Sawaya has been using Lego to create art pieces such a life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex, a 6-foot-tall Han Solo (frozen in Carbonite), and Alfred Hitchcock. It’s amazing stuff. Take a look at his work after the jump.

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Awesome Concertina Paper Structures

We really like the organic origami from maths professor Goran Konjevod. We’re also drawn to obscure names, and that brought our attention to the art of Elod Beregszasz or elodole as he is known on Flickr.

Elod is quite simply in love with paper. He loves to cut it / fold it / tear it / emboss it / sculpt it. He’s also single. After the jump we take an in-depth look at his cut and fold concertina paper sculptures, and by in-depth we mean nothing but photos. ;-)

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Miniature Meals by Kim Burke

Artist Kim Burke hails from Minnesota, United States, and loves miniatures. Drawing inspiration from cookbooks and pastry shops, she makes mouthwatering miniature meals out of polymer clay.

For someone who claims to be a newbie, the level of detail shown in her work is absolutely amazing. Have a look at some of her tiny treats after the jump.

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My Little Pony Mods

I know what you’re thinking. I too didn’t know that there was whole niche group for modding My Little Ponies. Furthermore, loving this stuff doesn’t make you gay m’kay? OMG My Little Edward Scissorhands is soooo cute.

More custom ponies in Mari Kasurinen’s Flickr set – via Zoomdoggle.

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Keeping it Real Fake

A sculpture of breasts by Chinese artist Shu Yong designed to increase people’s appreciation for natural curves in a country where plastic surgery is booming. Shu’s work is now being showcased to a rural audience.

I think this may have missed its mark. Upon viewing these oversize mammaries, rural men are going to insist their wives get work done to look more natural.

Image from The First Post – via Buzzfeed.

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Bloodbath McGrath: The Grotesqueries of Life

Californian-based Elizabeth McGrath lives on the darker side of life. I think it has to do with her fascination for the grotesque and general detritus, which comes through in her sculptures of creatures from the darker corners of the streets, the city, the imagination. She’s also called Bloodbath McGrath.

Hit the jump for more images.

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Tessa Farmer’s Hell Raising Fairies

Tessa Farmer’s miniature sculptures reinvigorate a belief in fairies, but not the fantasia as you know it. These fairies and hell’s angels are more sinister and goth, skipping the bus trip to wonderland in favour of torturing the insects around them.

Farmer’s mutated fairies stand barely 1cm tall and are created from plant, tree roots, and dead insects.

See more fairies after the jump.

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Bones Alive! It’s The Skeleton Bio-Cycle

In a moment of pure awesomeness, sculptor Jud Turner forged the Bio-Cycle. His piece is made from welded steel and a collection of found objects to create the appearance that the bicycle is made from a human skeleton. Pity as that would have rated highly on my weird shit-o-meter. There is no seat so you can’t ride it either.

One more image after the jump.