Behold the awesomeness that is Long Ma the fire-breathing dragon-horse, the latest creation by French artist François Delarozière and his art production company La Machine. The 46-ton kinetic sculpture stands almost 40 feet tall and features articulated limbs that can gallop, rear up, and fold beneath him when he wants to sit down. His neck rises and falls and his wonderfully expressive face features eyes that open and close. Best of all, his chest swells from the pressure building in his lungs before he exhales fantastic plumes of smoke from his nostrils and jets of fire from his mouth.

This marvelous interactive sculpture was just debuted in the French city of Nantes and will soon be traveling to Beijing where he’ll be presented in October as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China. Long Ma is based on a creature from Chinese mythology, Longma, a fabled winged horse with dragon scales, and will be the hero of a performance entitled “Long Ma Jing Shen” or “The Spirit of the Horse Dragon” during which he’ll face off against a giant spider.

Click here and here for video footage of Long Ma in all his fiery glory.

Visit the La Machine Facebook page for additional images.

[via Kotaku:Screenburn and Laughing Squid]


Linlin and Pierre-Yves Jacques: Goldfishes , 2014

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Goldfishes’ is a triptik.
24K gold plated, ultramarine blue painted, 3D printed resin.

Linlin and Pierre-Yves are experts artists in the fields of Digital Creation and Visual 3D Production. Their beautiful organic sculptures are realised through a joint creative process which is core to the couple. Each piece resonates with meaning: one can see both Chinese and French cultural references in their intriguing artworks. The artists’ interests and inspirations intertwine in works of art that pay homage to wisdom, the natural world and human emotions. Their work is also infused with the ambiance of Paris, where they spend most of their time. There is an interplay between the harmony of nature and the vibrancy of life in the motley capital of France. The artists’ aim is to entice those who view their artworks, luring them in until they are enraptured and give in to the process of introspection that their art inspires. One cannot help but be drawn to these intriguing sculptures, and this is reflected in the success that Linlin and Pierre-Yves have enjoyed around over the world over the past few years.

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