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Terrifying Hyper-Realistic Sculpture Of A Fallen Angel By Chinese Artist Duo
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Art, Weird6 years ago

Terrifying Hyper-Realistic Sculpture Of A Fallen Angel By Chinese Artist Duo

Beijing artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu have been known to create installations using real cadavers or human fat tissue, and though their newest creation does not include these macabre parts, it’s so realistic and unsettling that it might as well. This realistic sculpture, titled “Angel,” depicts a fallen angel in the form of an old woman, her wings devoid of feathers, that seems to be sleeping or perhaps dead. It was made from silica gel, fibreglass, stainless steel, and woven mesh.

The artist statement on their website cryptically reveals the project’s purpose: highlighting the tension and transition between the supernatural and the mundane. The angel, a transcendent being, has become powerless, unable to carry out God’s will, or to help those who believe in its existence.

According to biblical sources, Cherubim and Seraphim are the only types of angels that have wings (Exodus 25:20, Ezekiel 10, Isaiah 6). Hebrews 1:14 describes angels simply as spiritual beings; therefore, it is most correct to say that only some angels are winged.

More info: sunyuanpengyu.com (h/t: designyoutrust)

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misguidedFer
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6 years ago

I'm not an expert but probably all birds' featherless wings look like this, not only the dead chicken you cook. So this is accurate to me.

AnnMessick
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6 years ago

I never even thought chicken wing when I saw the picture! I just thought a vey old and tired angel trapped that had lost its feathers! Amazing how the mind translates the same into some totally different.

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Weirdo
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6 years ago

that's very cool.

DeniseCluney
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6 years ago

a fallen angels don't have chicken wing nope nope nope not right

P.Holden
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6 years ago

And when was the last time you've seen an angel?

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misguidedFer
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm not an expert but probably all birds' featherless wings look like this, not only the dead chicken you cook. So this is accurate to me.

AnnMessick
Community Member
6 years ago

I never even thought chicken wing when I saw the picture! I just thought a vey old and tired angel trapped that had lost its feathers! Amazing how the mind translates the same into some totally different.

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Weirdo
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6 years ago

that's very cool.

DeniseCluney
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6 years ago

a fallen angels don't have chicken wing nope nope nope not right

P.Holden
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6 years ago

And when was the last time you've seen an angel?

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