5 Amazing Sculptures Around The World

A big chunk of the world is covered by water, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some tall buildings, stunning statues, and stunning works of art to be found there. There is no shortage of human imagination when it comes to sculpting. Some sculptors create life-like figures; some create beautiful faces, and some sculpt the abstract, like the well-known sculptor, David Kracov.

While we may be a little biased, sculptures are part of what makes the world so beautiful. Each of these works of art is a masterpiece in its own right, and the sheer variety of styles is jaw-dropping. To give you an idea of what we’re talking about, we’ve broken down five of the greatest sculptures around the world.

1. The Rose Garden, Slovenia

The Rose Garden is a sculpture garden in Slovenia, located in the village of Podpeč. It is located in the valley of the River Sava, a short distance from the center of Ljubljana. It is especially famous for the sculpture “The Tree of Life.”

2. The Sea Otter, San Diego

There are some beautiful arts in the world, and some of them are made out of natural materials. The sea otter is one of these materials, and it has been used in sculpture for hundreds of years. Although arguably a lesser-known natural material than wood, stone, or metal, sea otters have been used to create some amazing works of art, and they are definitely worth a closer look.

3. The Wave, Beijing

The Wave, Beijing, China, by Ai Weiwei, is an art installation that became a global cultural phenomenon. The project’s aim was to unite the 10,000 people who had been detained in the 2008 Beijing Olympic stadium by adding a wave of humanity.

The wave was made up of thousands of life jackets that were hung from the stadium’s ceiling and then filled with people, who were then locked in place. The installation lasted for two hours and was meant to symbolize a state of emergency and a call for global freedom.  The wave was a metaphor for an individual’s freedom and an expression of hope for a future without oppression. It was also a call for international solidarity.

4. The Spiral Gallery, New Zealand

The Spiral Gallery is an art center located in the Waipuna coastal town of New Zealand. The gallery houses a permanent collection of modern sculptures by leading New Zealand and international artists. The gallery opened in May 1987 and has a large outdoor sculpture garden. The Spiral Gallery is owned by the New Zealand Sculpture Trust and is dedicated to preserving and presenting New Zealand sculpture.

5. The Flipped Cathedral, Las Vegas

The Flipped Cathedral is a new art installation from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The church is located in the main event room in front of Caesar’s Palace and is constructed with a huge LCD screen. The entire structure is based on an art installation that was created by Christo and Jeanne-Claude in New York City. The artwork consists of two giant silvery fabrics, known as “The Riverbeds,” which run along the rooftops of the two separate buildings, which generate electricity by using hundreds of LED lights.