Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures

Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures
Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures

Made by Japanese sculptor Kohei Nawa, these ten amazing works of art are all made by covering the surface of an object with transparent glass beads. Not just small ones, but ones of different sizes to create a sort of dew effect. The idea sounds simple, but the results are nothing short of amazing…

 


Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures


 

Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures
Lamb Sculpture by Kohei Nawa

10 – Lamb
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What you are looking at is a normal stature of various animals with glass beads places very strategically over the top of it. The effect is something new, something amazing from the original stature.

Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures
Wolf Sculpture by Kohei Nawa

9 – Wolf
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It’s almost like these sculptures are real animals frozen inside some sort of time bubbles

Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures
2 Fawns Sculpture by Kohei Nawa

8 – Fawns
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Maybe it is just my interpretation of the art, but I find there is also something rather sad about some of them.

Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures
Koi Carp Sculpture by Kohei Nawa

7 – Koi Carp
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You would imagine that if you placed this in the water it would instantly swim off!

Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures
Dog Sculpture by Kohei Nawa

6 – Dog
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By taking an otherwise boring dog statue and adding the glass beads it seems to make something new, an almost mysterious sort of shape rather than the original dog shape underneath.

Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures
Wild Boar Sculpture by Kohei Nawa

5 – Wild Boar
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I really liked this quote by the artist: “By manipulating the tactile nature of surfaces it changes the way we come to understand and interact with it.”

Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures
Deer Sculpture by Kohei Nawa

4 – Deer
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This is definitely one of my favourites from this collection. The way the beads keep the colour of the deer’s skin is amazing.

Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures
Leopard Sculpture by Kohei Nawa

3 – Leopard
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Some of these sculptures look so amazing you might be forgiven for thinking they are real animals trapped under the glass beads!

Top 10 Amazing Transparent Glass Bead Sculptures
Rabbit Sculpture by Kohei Nawa

2 – Rabbit
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What I really like about these works of art is the way the colour from the original structure shimmers through.

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Elk Sculpture by Kohei Nawa

1 – Elk
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There must be thousands of the glass beads used to make this, but all the hard work of the artist really pays off. Please do remember to click any of the images above to see the rest of this amazing artist’s work

Which one did you like?