Our world is a beautiful place to live in and more so made by some of the greatest architectural wonders glued by some of the finest creativity mankind can imagine. Each unique creativity has its own story to tell expressing the state of mind and the power of imagination and creativity of the creator. Adding color and inspiring our thoughts here is a list of 10 of the most creative sculptures from around the world you’d be awed to see. Take a look-
- Les Voyageurs, Marseilles, France
The very onset of this sculpture will probably take everyone in surprise and most of us who haven’t seen it before will conclude it to be photoshoped. But it’s real! This sculpture is created by Bruno Catalano. The statue misses a vital portion of his body and is carrying a bag. It seems as if the subject is on his way to somewhere or probably in search for his lost part to complete himself. Anyways you can interpret it the way it comes to you.
- The Caring Hand, Glarus, Switzerland
An enchanting piece of art by Eva Oertli and Beat Huber where a hand is seen rising from ground and gently wrapping its fingers around a tree is a beautiful message about environmental care and responsibility. This soulful art is worth seeing when in Switzerland.
- Cattle Drive, Dallas, Texas, USA
These life size cattle sculpture are simply realistic and a great spot for tourist attractions. Commemorating the 19th century cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail, this stunning masterpiece is created by Robert Summers. There are 49 bronze steers and 3 trail riders where each steer is larger than life at height of 6 feet. It’s amazing that all together the sculpture is the largest bronze monument and one of its kinds in the world.
- Diminish and Ascend, Kiosk Lake, Australia
Looks like a never ending staircase until you reach heaven; this awesome structure is created by David McCracken with illustrative skills and visual effects associated with simulating distance. What’s interesting as you can see is the diminishing style of the staircase replicating an impression of never ending flight of stairs. Impressive! More of an optical illusion, this amazing piece of art is sure thing of wander escape!
- Mustangs By Robert Glen, Las Colinas, Texas, USA
Created by Robert Glen, these bronze sculptures commemorate the wild mustangs which are remarkably and historically important inhabitants of Texas. These beautiful creatures which are life size runs through a watercourse with fountains giving the effect of water splashed by the animals while running. Symbolic to the unbridled lifestyle, drive and initiative that were fundamental to the state in its days.
- The Magic Tap, Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
Call it great artistry, magic or optical illusion, all seems correct when you see this mesmerizing magic tap that hovers above a pool of water supplying water from nowhere since the tap is not attached or connected to a pole or wall! This is terrific piece of art. Located at Aqualand in Puerto de Santa Maria, the spectacular effect of this magic tap is obtained by the use of a transparent tube in the middle of the water column that holds the tap in place and also feeds it with water which is pumped from below. Great! Isn’t it?
- People of the River, Clarke Quay, Singapore
Created by Chong Fah Cheong, the People of the River is symbolic to the lives of the people near the Singapore river. A must visit spot in Singapore, the sculpture of frozen motion sculpture of five boys diving off to swim in the river is what the artist imagined the past era of Singapore must have been like when the place was all busy with water trade where locals unloaded their wares and happy and cheerful youths hopped around happily into merry making.
- Release, R102 Highway, near Howick, South Africa
Created by Marco Cianfanelli, this artwork made with 50 steel charcoal columns that create Nelson Mandela’s head when seen from a certain angle, is symbolic to the fight for equality in South Africa. The spot where this artwork rests is where exactly Mandela was arrested. This sculpture will forever remind the world of one the most inspiring political figures.
- Kelpies, Grangemouth, United Kingdom
Designed by Andy Scott, the Kelpies are a 30 meter high horse head forming a gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde Canal and to the new canal extension which is a part of the Helix land transformation project. The name Kelpies is derived from the mythological transforming beasts which possessed the strength of 10 horses. This structure represents the heavy horse of Scottish industry and economy that shaped the geographical layout of the area.
- Jatayu, Kollam, India
Designed by Rajiv Anchal, this sculpture of Jatayu is world’s largest structure of a bird. The sculpture got its name from ‘Jatayu’, the demi-god in Hindu mythology who fought with Ravana when the later abducted Sita to Lanka. This sculpture which is installed in a park or tourism center in Kollam district of Kerala.