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Sculptor of 27-Foot Angel Made Of 100,000 Knives Is Now Pleading For Everyone’s Help

Created to raise awareness about knife crime, the unique Knife Angel monument is now in trouble.

A sculptor in London has built a 27-foot statue made of 100,000 knives. Called “Knife Angel”, the sculpture aims to raise awareness of the epidemic that has now become known as “knife crime.” It’s part of the Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife weapons amnesty project.

However, the government plans to confiscate the monument. The British Ironwork Centre including the artist, Alfie Bradley is now asking for the public’s help to sign a petition for the sculpture’s release and placement for everyone else to see.

Meet the Knife Angel…

It took Bradley and the British Ironwork Centre two years to complete the sculpture in Oswestry, Shropshire. All the knives were donated by 41 police forces in England and Wales. They set up 200 knife banks and as long as the weapons were delivered to Bradley, he began working on his masterpiece.

The knife angel has 100,000 knives from all over Britain.

The British Ironwork Centre said:

“(Bradley) then disinfected every blade of the thousands of weapons that came in. Some coming in evidence tubes with bodily fluids on their surface. He then blunted each knife before welding it onto the sculpture. The wings were then created using the blades only, creating a feather like appearance.”


Moreover, the grieving family members of the victims of knife crime across the United Kingdom have engraved their messages on the blades. More than 80 families have reached out to the center for their messages to be included in the project.

Some of the knives collected.

Recently, the Knife project that has taken off 100,000 knives from the streets of Britain won an international peace prize. The Rotary International Peace Award and the Médecins Sans Frontières, which works to reduce the suffering and protect the life in war zones, awarded the prize to the creator and the British Ironwork Centre, the Shropshire Star reports.

If you wish to see the sculpture fulfill its purpose of raising awareness on knife crime, you can help by signing this petition.

Look at the sculpture and how detailed it is:

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Belgian Artist Gets Stuck Chained To a Marble Block , Rescued 19 Days After

The artist does not see this as a failure.

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Belgian artist Mikes Poppe initially planned to free himself from the chains attached to a giant block of marble – a feat that was supposed to show people the “burden of history” that artists cannot get away from. However, his plan somehow “failed” as Poppe had to be rescued and cut loose after 19 days.

Poppe had to endure 438 hours of the performance. He slept, ate, washed and drew while he was chained. He’d worked to chisel himself free from the stone but eventually, he realized “it’s not possible.”

Poppe’s performance was part of a live-streamed art exhibition, titled De Profundis.

His leg was attached to the chain buried in the three-ton block of marble in the Ostend courthouse.

Poppe washed, drew, slept and ate in the courthouse while being chained.

Poppe’s performance was live-streamed and then he realized he could not free himself.

Most people would consider Poppe’s inability to escape a failure. But for the artist, it’s anything but a failure.

The curator had to get him free using tools after 19 days.

Poppe said he had no regrets about the performance.

According to the artist, getting himself out of the marble block was not the ultimate goal. The most important thing is that he got his message across. He said, according to Flemish news, Het Laatste Nieuws daily:

“I don’t see the fact that I was freed as a failure. On the contrary, I was able to communicate with the public, a message of hope and despair has been expressed. The act of getting free in itself was not the main goal.”

As stated on the art exhibition’s official website, the block of marble that Poppe was chained to was a Carrarra marble. This high-quality marble is a type used by sculptors and it symbolizes “the great art-history traditions.”

“The artist experiences those traditions as both a blessing and a curse, Sometimes one has to break through the fixed mindset to find one’s own voice.”

But Poppe admitted that chiseling his way out of the block was more difficult than he had initially thought.

“I really underestimated that block of marble, because initially I thought I would only need 10 days. But you cannot win a fight against time, and you can never separate yourself from history.”

The exhibition will continue to have the marble block, as well as showcase Poppe’s performance and drawings in a video. Watch below to see Poppe’s performance.

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Mom Wakes Up at 4 AM to Create Antique Dollhouse Furniture by Hand

Both details and accuracy are well-implemented. This mother rocks!

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Creating intricate miniatures is a very difficult task to do. It requires talent and dedication, and it is something you cannot just do overnight. However, a Japanese artist by the name of Kiyomi managed to make it her hobby. The mother of two – though she is very much unlike any mothers out there – is fond of creating miniatures and she wakes up as early as 4 AM to do this.

Kiyomi admits being inspired by the industrial age, which she wonderfully recreates with superb accuracy in her models. From tiny hats and sewing machines, to tables and chairs, her work is a dive into Victorian England or Revolution-era France. Above all, you will surely notice the dedication she puts into this project. There is no doubt you will love her masterpieces. Check them out below and get ready to be amazed.

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As you can see, Kiyomi puts an incredible amount of details in her works. Every aspect and element are well-covered from top to bottom. Heck, even her tiniest masterpiece is quite accurate and well-detailed. It is almost impossible to distinguish them from reality. And remember: She does this on a regular basis, despite waking up at 4 AM to work on her project.

If you want to know more about Kiyomi’s work, you can check her official Instagram page and site. And, oh, do not forget to share with us what you think about her work in the comments below!

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28 Inspirational Tattoo Designs That Turn Scar Into Beautiful Works of Art

You could barely see any signs of scars.

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It seems safe to say that most human beings in this world has scars, one way or another. While some of them remind us of our happy childhood, others symbolize the pain we had in our lives. And although it is always possible to cope up and get stronger from these experiences, there are those who simply do not.

This is why there are people from across the world who decide to have their scars covered with tattoos. Not because they are ashamed of them – no, not really. But simply because they want to forget and let go. And for them, covering it with a tattoo makes total sense. Besides, giving it a splash of art is not a bad idea at all.

In this compilation, we will show you some masterpieces that beautifully cover scars. They are really, really beautiful! We also could not help but appreciate the artists who made these.

Well, without further ado, here they are. Enjoy!

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Now that you have seen them, which one do you think is your favorite? Or perhaps you are now inspired to get a tattoo done, whether or not you have a scar. Speaking of it, remember to always prioritize quality. Go cheap and you will only regret in the end.

Well, too much for that. We are pretty sure you have something to share, so let us know what you think in the comments below!

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