25 Incredible Sculptures That Defy Gravity

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see,” said legendary French artist and sculptor Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917). To create a successful illusion, an artist has to take into account the cues that people use to make sense of the world and manipulate the brain’s tendencies to make assumptions about its surroundings.

On that note, today’s post is a collection of mind-boggling sculptures from all over the world that appear to defy the laws of physics. Created by master craftsmen, these sculptures are a testament to the creative power of the human mind and an artist’s ability to suspend our belief in the norm. Check them out below.

1. Human Figure by Emil Alzamora

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Location: New York, USA

2. Planet by Marc Quinn

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Location: Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

3. Lucky Country by Norton Flavel

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Location: Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia

4. Floating Stone by Smaban Abbas

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Location: Cairo Airport, Egypt

5. Balancing Sculpture by Jerzy Kędziora

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Location: UAE

6. Cantamar by Woods Davy

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7. Michael Jones Sculpture by Natalie Stamilla

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Location: Eden Park, Aukland, New Zealand

8. Boy on a Dolphin by Sir David Wynne

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Location: Cheyne Walk, London, England

9. The Arrows (Porsche) by Gerry Judah

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Location: Goodwood Festival of Speed, West Sussex, England

10. Gymnast by Jerzy Kedziora

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Location: Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE

11. Rock Balancing by Michael Grab

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Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

12. Vauxhall Corsa by Alex Chinneck

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Location: Southbank Centre, London, England

13. Diminish and Ascend by David McCracken

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Location: Bondi, Australia

14. Nasutamanus by Daniel Firman

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Location: The Circus as a Parallel Universe, Vienna, Austria

15. Giant Tap

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Location: Swiss Science Center, Winterthur, Switzerland

16. Appearance/Emptiness by Sukhi Barber

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17. Suspended

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Location: Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, USA

18. Jaguar – The E Type by Gerry Judah

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Location: Goodwood Festival of Speed, Sussex, England

19. The Ultimate Move by Leandro Erlich

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Location: Art Journey Festival, Nantes, France

20. “Take My Lightning But Don’t Steal My Thunder” by Alex Chinneck.

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Location: Covent Garden, London, England

21. Gran Elefandret by Miquel Barceló

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Location: Union Square, New York, USA

22. Big Rig Jig by Mike Ross

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Location: Burning Man, Nevada, USA

23. Tour Consolle Cattelan Italia by Giorgio Cattelan

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24. Force of Nature by Lorenzo Quinn

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Location: Doha, Qatar

25. Les Voyageurs by Bruno Catalano

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Location: Marseilles, France

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