Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

It Looks Exactly Like A Wolf, But When You Look Closer… INSANE.

Lauren Ryan is an artist with a unique talent for creating hyperrealistic animal sculptures, but this California-based creative works with an extraordinary medium. Using nothing more than pipe cleaners, Ryan creates incredible structures in the likenesses of lone wolves and okapis.

Ryan creates these sculptures by hand, and only uses the integrity of the pipe cleaners' structure to keep them together. "I never use glue (to me that is like cheating), and only occasionally use scissors," said Ryan in an interview. She hopes that her work will encourage people to explore the mysticism of some of the world's most magnificent and unusual creatures. See her amazing pipe cleaner sculptures below.

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California-based artist Lauren Ryan skillfully constructs life-like animal sculptures using nothing more than pipe cleaners (also known as chenille stems). The bent, curled, and woven into one another to produce these remarkable figurative structures. The fuzzy materials also add to the believable texture of each creature, mimicking the respective animal's fur.

The sculptor's subjects range from a lone wolf and an exotic okapi to a nearly extinct thylacine and the fictional spirit creature known as Okami Amaterasu. Constantly improving on her technique and trying to stray from using additional materials. Ryan says, "I never use glue (to me that is like cheating), and only occasionally use scissors." In addition to honing her craft, the self-proclaimed animal lover seeks to represent some of her favorite members of the animal kingdom who are lesser known creatures.

Source: Viral Nova

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