An artist will tell you that art is as much the process as the end result. Each work of art can take a-lot of the artist?s time and energy, but they all agree that the more attention they give the piece ? the better the piece is at the end. These works of art are some of the most time-consuming I have ever seen, yet the results are worth the effort!
These amazing and huge works of art are all created by one man, using a rake. Andres Amador seems to enjoy the process more than the outcome, as once he?s done, he leaves the piece to be washed away by the tide?
These huge snowflakes are created by Simon Beck. To create these phenomenal works of art, Simon uses nothing more than his feet and a compass, marching up and down the snow, eventually forming these massive drawings for nothing but the joy of creation.
These sculptures are made of old skateboards. Japanese sculptor Haroshi collects used and broken skateboards, stacks them together into one block, and carves these amazing results out of them.
Made of obsolete encyclopedias, these carvings of landscapes and monuments represent the erosion of culture and knowledge. Guy Laramee, the artist, produces it all by hand, and says he pays most of his attention to achieving the most accurate ridge textures.
These sculptures are the handiwork of land-artist Michael Grab. The rocks are held together by nothing more than careful balance. Michael doesn?t use adhesives, spending hours in careful concentration to manipulate the various rocks into the perfect position.
By manipulating steel wires, artist Seung Mo Park produces incredibly realistic human figures in various poses.
Believe it or not, all these animal sculptures are made from wood chips. Each work takes the Russian artist Sergey Bobkov several months to complete, despite him spending an average 10-12 hours on them each day?
This great globe took 2 years to produce. The reason is that artist Andy Yoder hand-painted and attached thousands of matches into a custom wire frame to achieve this spectacular outcome. There?s no need to worry, though, Andy coated the whole thing in a flame retardant material.
Trading his brush for a knife and a fabric canvas for a leather one, Mark Evans hand-carves these spectacular images.
Chuck Close took finger-painting to the next level. Leaving traditional painting methods behind, and opting to use his own fingers to produce such incredible paintings.
Using patience, her fingers and a toothpick, artist Anja Markiewicz folds pieces of paper smaller than a square inch into tiny origami sculptures that can sit on your fingertips with room to spare.
This fantastic portrait, called ?WISH?, was created by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada over several years, by moving 8 million pounds of soil, rocks and sand in Belfast, Ireland.
Each of these life-sized sculptures take the Scottish sculptor David Mach thousands of hours to produce. Mach uses thousands of plain coat-hangers for his unique sculptures of various animals.
Seung Mo Park, other than producing his amazing steel-wire sculptures also creates photorealistic portraits of people, using wire mesh. He carefully cuts each layer of mesh to achieve the correct tones needed for these amazing portraits, where the slightest mistake can ruin an entire piece.
Using nothing but 4,000 salvaged metal scraps, Turkish artist Selçuk Yılmaz created this huge lion sculpture. Each piece was hand-cut, hammered and welded into place, taking the artist nearly a year to complete