Many sculptures are particularly unusually designed and coax you to spend a brief moment to reflect upon the profound importance they represent
In this article, we have collected 10 of the world’s most unusually sculptures. Take a look and share your opinion!
Modern sculptures are inspired by whatever is the current significant cultural trend. Furthermore, artists in different parts of the world create unique sculptures of profound importance, which generally at first glance we can’t understand.
Consequently, we have selected ten examples of unusual sculptures that in truth the most impressive artworks, and now we want to share them with you.
Diminish and Ascend — Infinity stairs (Bondi, Australia)
This enormous sculpture by John McCracken looks like it is the perfect way to ascend to heaven when one stands to look at it from the correct perspective. Without a doubt, it looks stunning, especially when skies are full of clouds. Amazingly, this aluminum construction looms over the sea at an angle of 45°. Furthermore, each progressing stair is smaller than the previous one. This skillful design creates an optical illusion.
Amazingly, this aluminum construction looms over the sea at an angle of 45°. Furthermore, each progressing stair is smaller than the previous one. This skillful design creates an optical illusion.
Mustangs at Las Colinas (Irving, Texas)
This complex composition contains nine mustangs running through the water. Robert Glen created this sculpture in memory of the wild mustangs that originally inhabited the largest part of what is now modern Texas. Significantly, these horses are “galloping” through the water right in the center of Williams Square in Las Colinas.
Talking desk lamp (Malmö, Sweden)
A giant desk lamp the size of a 3-storey building is located right at the center of many of the main streets in Swedish Malmö. Of course, as is with any other desk lamp, this one switches on every evening.
However, this is not the only unique feature of this sculpture, because it also can talk! In fact, any person who speaks Swedish can speak with the lamp. Additionally, this lamp is mobile and frequently relocated to different parts of the city.
During the Christmas season, this lamp always is placed right in the main square of the city to enhance the celebration of this festive season, together with citizens, and wish them happy holidays.
Expansion (New York, USA)
An artist installed this sculpture of a 2-meter tall naked woman sitting in the lotus position not far from the Brooklyn Bridge in the city of New York. This sculpture is not a monolith. It contains several cracks, which emit light at night. The creator of this sculpture is Paige Bradley, who wanted to illustrate a person going beyond the limits of the expectations of society.
Truth is Beauty (USA)
This is not just a sculpture of an elegant female body, but a symbol of the war against violence. “Truth is Beauty” is part of the “Bliss” project developed by Marco Cochrane. Light travels freely through the steel net of this monument. Its appearance is astonishing, and it creates different shadows.
Quantum Man (Washington, USA)
This fantastic sculpture depicting a disappearing person was created by artist Julian Voss-Andreae, according to his own method of construction. The artist decided to use thin steel panes, making this sculpture appear to disappear into thin air when one changes their point of view. The artist wanted to express to the audience that reality can’t be made separate from the observer.
Non-Violence (New York, USA)
The design of a gun with a knotted barrel was a way to call people to stop wars, violence, and murder. Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd created this sculpture as a memorial to the murder of John Lennon, who was a member of The Beatles and a political activist. Similar works can be found in many other cities all over the world.
Viselec – Hanging man (Prague, Czech Republic)
This sculpture is very unusual and it even frightens many tourists. Creative artist David Černý decided to “hang” Sigmund Freud. People are still arguing over the real meaning of this artwork.
Some people say that the artist wanted to represent the dead-end of the unconscious mind theory, while some say that this was a way to comment on the gap between the general population and intellectuals…
Bureaucratic Themis (Copenhagen, Denmark)
The original name of this monument is “The fattest will survive”.
This is a devastatingly satirical sculpture with profound connotations from Jens Galschiøt. This sculpture was installed in the port of Copenhagen and it has been competing with the Little Mermaid sculpture to become the main symbol of the city.
According to the artist, fat Themis is sitting on the neck of a thin man from Africa to depict how the more developed countries are exploiting the less developed ones. The artist wanted to present this crisis to the audience and call for it to find a solution.
Broken Chair (Geneva, Switzerland)
This chair with a broken leg has a height of 12 meters. This monument was created to remind politicians about war maimed people. It was installed by Disabled Peoples’ International. Daniel Berset is the sculptor of this memorial.