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Terrifying Hyper-Realistic Sculpture Of A Fallen Angel By Chinese Artist Duo
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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
Community Member
7 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
7 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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7 years ago

that's very cool.

DeniseCluney
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7 years ago

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

P.Holden
Community Member
7 years ago

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

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DianaHockley
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7 years ago

What an amazing sculpture! If I didn't know that it was manufactured then I would have immediately thought it was a real person.

ElenaRepina
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7 years ago

To my mind it seems to be a fine impersonation of transformation, related to the image of a FALLEN ANGEL

MarcelaCantilloBe
Community Member
7 years ago

Es la versión hiperrealista de un hombre muy viejo con las alas enormes de Gabriel garcía Marquez. Si puede ser imaginado ... puede ser hiperreal ... por que no!!

DaríoGómez
Community Member
7 years ago

pensé lo mismo! es aquel relato..

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Chaseng Vang
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6 years ago

Angel wings are starting to sound good right about now.

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

I think that we tend to think of Angels as infinite beings. This installation makes one think that Angels also get old and tired, and (dare I say it?) die of old age.

PenelopePaws
Community Member
7 years ago

This is beautiful.

Eddie77
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing... good job!

Biswajit Adhikary
Community Member
2 months ago

Eye full, heart is heavily full. great to my perception. why did i got to know it so late? publicity issue ???

Durah Chan (Coffeezombie)
Community Member
5 years ago

Thats not really realistic, I mean it looks like a human being but the wings are Way too short to carry a person.

Mario Reyes
Community Member
6 years ago

Read "un señor muy biejo con las alas enormes" from Gabriel García Márquez and this wont be so "nope"

JoeWebb
Community Member
6 years ago

Angels are inherently unrealistic.

MelodyLanzatella
Community Member
6 years ago

I'll have the Mild sauce on my wings please?

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

WOW 0-0

JohnMoreno
Community Member
6 years ago

Kinda powerful...

Shablul
Community Member
6 years ago

This reminds me of the short story by gabriel garcia marquez, an old man with enormous wings

MeghanDuce
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree..my first thought.::chicken wings:: on an aged man. Disturbing in my humble opinion.

TerezinhaSalvador
Community Member
6 years ago

Tragicomico... para não dizer triste!

SamehAbdulhadi
Community Member
7 years ago

Not true

Kulada
Community Member
7 years ago

The wings are creepy

NatiaBrown
Community Member
7 years ago

I dont thonk sngels are getying ever older,they supposed to be perfect plus they are souls in heaven.

VinodRamdeen
Community Member
7 years ago

This cud be ture dat a angel fall frm the sky this is very cool I never seen this before but I feel it's ture it look very real to me

RukunoNienu
Community Member
7 years ago

am amzed,i thought it was real.saw it on an fb page so i googled it.the detailing and precision is amzing.

AasimAly
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7 years ago

Gene modified person maybe in scientific experiment at first half of twentieth century

OzzyelCrowley
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7 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIlg0yM0XKg

DanielLaw
Community Member
7 years ago

Terrifying? Hardly.

CrystalSkies
Community Member
7 years ago

OMG, so creepy!

MartyBlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
7 years ago

well, at least they weren't cut off bloody stumps. or burned, charred edges.

CathyKurpil
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7 years ago

A bit disturbing, but cool...

IrinaHm
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7 years ago

We would like to cordially invite you to join us for a virtual cup of tea and a daily word of wisdom www.facebook.com/livinteresting

Nehasoni
Community Member
7 years ago

Very Realistic

JuditFodor
Community Member
7 years ago

It's soooo creepy, but what's the point? I mean what do they want to tell with this?????!

TollTolladay
Community Member
7 years ago

Shit that's odd

IreneLau
Community Member
7 years ago

Kinda creepy but cool...

MelissaApple
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7 years ago

This is disturbing!

JeanSchweibish
Community Member
7 years ago

I vote for feathers - a la Wings of Desire.

PaulaShiu
Community Member
7 years ago

so realistic. It's in an angel trap, baited w/apples?

LynneDarroch
Community Member
7 years ago

Creepy cool. I think my 11 year old would have nightmares for a week if she ran across this.

KellyHuang
Community Member
7 years ago

is she actually dead???

EmilieLy
Community Member
7 years ago

I think she is yes

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VictorVakaras
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7 years ago

Why would an angel be old? Did he age on his way down or what?

NicholeSummers
Community Member
7 years ago

A fallen Angel.. meaning it did something wrong and now there here the wings could fall off eventually ... it's just a sculpture not..

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TamaraGunashvili
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7 years ago

pretty cool

DoraSkourlis
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7 years ago

No wonder it fell out of the sky! chicken wings??

CaroleVernon
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7 years ago

I love and hate it at the same time!

EglėBeatričė
Community Member
7 years ago

not realistic

ΕλένηΙωάννου
Community Member
7 years ago

Nice as an idea, bad wording. Very ugly picture. Sorry...

SallyVogel
Community Member
7 years ago

Since the whole idea of angels is sweet but idiotic, I find the art appropriate.

SharonBarry
Community Member
7 years ago

Certainly does look like a chicken wing. Why would an angel have a what looks like a toe nail. Wouldn't that be some satanic thing?

RobWallace
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7 years ago

You mean like a fallen angel ?????

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JohnMcLemore
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6 years ago

the Chinese are soooooo racist lol

ElLiJAn
Community Member
7 years ago

Iam. Sure. Its. Fake i cant. Accpect this.

BettyWhite
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7 years ago

Is this how the Chinese see angels ?

BrandonCampbell
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7 years ago

Everything people protray to be good as White

JennyJozwiak
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7 years ago

Why does this angel have bald chicken wings? Pass the blue cheese dressing please!

RickMolon
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7 years ago

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Thiis fallen angel represents America, this is a very communist scculpture.

Cell
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7 years ago

America or USA? And why- communism is falling- USA is not?!?

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misguidedFer
Community Member
7 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
7 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.

Load More Replies...
Weirdo
Community Member
7 years ago

that's very cool.

DeniseCluney
Community Member
7 years ago

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

P.Holden
Community Member
7 years ago

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

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DianaHockley
Community Member
7 years ago

What an amazing sculpture! If I didn't know that it was manufactured then I would have immediately thought it was a real person.

ElenaRepina
Community Member
7 years ago

To my mind it seems to be a fine impersonation of transformation, related to the image of a FALLEN ANGEL

MarcelaCantilloBe
Community Member
7 years ago

Es la versión hiperrealista de un hombre muy viejo con las alas enormes de Gabriel garcía Marquez. Si puede ser imaginado ... puede ser hiperreal ... por que no!!

DaríoGómez
Community Member
7 years ago

pensé lo mismo! es aquel relato..

Load More Replies...
Chaseng Vang
Community Member
6 years ago

Angel wings are starting to sound good right about now.

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

I think that we tend to think of Angels as infinite beings. This installation makes one think that Angels also get old and tired, and (dare I say it?) die of old age.

PenelopePaws
Community Member
7 years ago

This is beautiful.

Eddie77
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing... good job!

Biswajit Adhikary
Community Member
2 months ago

Eye full, heart is heavily full. great to my perception. why did i got to know it so late? publicity issue ???

Durah Chan (Coffeezombie)
Community Member
5 years ago

Thats not really realistic, I mean it looks like a human being but the wings are Way too short to carry a person.

Mario Reyes
Community Member
6 years ago

Read "un señor muy biejo con las alas enormes" from Gabriel García Márquez and this wont be so "nope"

JoeWebb
Community Member
6 years ago

Angels are inherently unrealistic.

MelodyLanzatella
Community Member
6 years ago

I'll have the Mild sauce on my wings please?

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

WOW 0-0

JohnMoreno
Community Member
6 years ago

Kinda powerful...

Shablul
Community Member
6 years ago

This reminds me of the short story by gabriel garcia marquez, an old man with enormous wings

MeghanDuce
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree..my first thought.::chicken wings:: on an aged man. Disturbing in my humble opinion.

TerezinhaSalvador
Community Member
6 years ago

Tragicomico... para não dizer triste!

SamehAbdulhadi
Community Member
7 years ago

Not true

Kulada
Community Member
7 years ago

The wings are creepy

NatiaBrown
Community Member
7 years ago

I dont thonk sngels are getying ever older,they supposed to be perfect plus they are souls in heaven.

VinodRamdeen
Community Member
7 years ago

This cud be ture dat a angel fall frm the sky this is very cool I never seen this before but I feel it's ture it look very real to me

RukunoNienu
Community Member
7 years ago

am amzed,i thought it was real.saw it on an fb page so i googled it.the detailing and precision is amzing.

AasimAly
Community Member
7 years ago

Gene modified person maybe in scientific experiment at first half of twentieth century

OzzyelCrowley
Community Member
7 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIlg0yM0XKg

DanielLaw
Community Member
7 years ago

Terrifying? Hardly.

CrystalSkies
Community Member
7 years ago

OMG, so creepy!

MartyBlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
7 years ago

well, at least they weren't cut off bloody stumps. or burned, charred edges.

CathyKurpil
Community Member
7 years ago

A bit disturbing, but cool...

IrinaHm
Community Member
7 years ago

We would like to cordially invite you to join us for a virtual cup of tea and a daily word of wisdom www.facebook.com/livinteresting

Nehasoni
Community Member
7 years ago

Very Realistic

JuditFodor
Community Member
7 years ago

It's soooo creepy, but what's the point? I mean what do they want to tell with this?????!

TollTolladay
Community Member
7 years ago

Shit that's odd

IreneLau
Community Member
7 years ago

Kinda creepy but cool...

MelissaApple
Community Member
7 years ago

This is disturbing!

JeanSchweibish
Community Member
7 years ago

I vote for feathers - a la Wings of Desire.

PaulaShiu
Community Member
7 years ago

so realistic. It's in an angel trap, baited w/apples?

LynneDarroch
Community Member
7 years ago

Creepy cool. I think my 11 year old would have nightmares for a week if she ran across this.

KellyHuang
Community Member
7 years ago

is she actually dead???

EmilieLy
Community Member
7 years ago

I think she is yes

Load More Replies...
VictorVakaras
Community Member
7 years ago

Why would an angel be old? Did he age on his way down or what?

NicholeSummers
Community Member
7 years ago

A fallen Angel.. meaning it did something wrong and now there here the wings could fall off eventually ... it's just a sculpture not..

Load More Replies...
TamaraGunashvili
Community Member
7 years ago

pretty cool

DoraSkourlis
Community Member
7 years ago

No wonder it fell out of the sky! chicken wings??

CaroleVernon
Community Member
7 years ago

I love and hate it at the same time!

EglėBeatričė
Community Member
7 years ago

not realistic

ΕλένηΙωάννου
Community Member
7 years ago

Nice as an idea, bad wording. Very ugly picture. Sorry...

SallyVogel
Community Member
7 years ago

Since the whole idea of angels is sweet but idiotic, I find the art appropriate.

SharonBarry
Community Member
7 years ago

Certainly does look like a chicken wing. Why would an angel have a what looks like a toe nail. Wouldn't that be some satanic thing?

RobWallace
Community Member
7 years ago

You mean like a fallen angel ?????

Load More Replies...
JohnMcLemore
Community Member
6 years ago

the Chinese are soooooo racist lol

ElLiJAn
Community Member
7 years ago

Iam. Sure. Its. Fake i cant. Accpect this.

BettyWhite
Community Member
7 years ago

Is this how the Chinese see angels ?

BrandonCampbell
Community Member
7 years ago

Everything people protray to be good as White

JennyJozwiak
Community Member
7 years ago

Why does this angel have bald chicken wings? Pass the blue cheese dressing please!

RickMolon
Community Member
7 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Thiis fallen angel represents America, this is a very communist scculpture.

Cell
Community Member
7 years ago

America or USA? And why- communism is falling- USA is not?!?

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