Dustin Yellin ocean lady creature

When Dustin Yellin was eight years old, he buried a dollar bill, a pen and a fork inside a box, with the specific idea that aliens might find it in the future. It’s unclear what would happen then or, indeed, what happened to the box, but it did start Yellin on an artistic journey of discovery, one in which he still merrily makes boxes. Take a spin through the work (and mind) of a singular artist.

To create new art, sculptor Brian Dettmer cuts up old books. See a gallery of his intricate, breathtaking creations.

From a distance, "Letter to Peter Parker" may seem relatively simple. But when you get up close, things get interesting. "The text repeats over and over and essentially thanks Peter Parker for all the reasons I used to relate to him as a kid," says Hetain Patel. "He helped make me who I am today.”

Take a closer look at a new sculpture by artist Hetain Patel which involves a fiberglass Spider-Man suit and a very fervent thank you letter.

Artist Shih Chieh Huang takes everyday objects—garbage bags, plastic bottles, food containers, old computer parts—and transforms them into surreal sea creatures. See his work, up close and personal.

Using found DNA, one artist imagined this 3D-printed face. Watch "DNA Portrait."

Watch the short film “DNA Portrait,” featuring the work of the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg. She spent time collecting hairs shed in public spaces … and then sequencing their DNA to print 3D sculptures of what those hairs’ owners might look like.