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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Amazing art

Look closely at this picture...................................................


























Would you ever guess it was created from these?






Only a genius could figure out how to place thousands of nails in such a way as to create beautiful art...







 

Meet   Marcus Levine

The British artist’s road to his brilliant career has been anything but predictable. Born in Yorkshire, Levine attended the Jacob Kramer Art College, but instead of pursuing his dream of making nail art, he opted for career as a TV graphic designer, and later joined the family business. It wasn’t until 2004 that he finally decided he wanted to make art for a living, and moved to Budapest. He began hammering nails into composite wood boards and completed his first real nail artwork in 2005. He continued to perfect his technique, creating increasingly dynamic interpretations of his subjects and pushing the boundaries with each new art piece.





He takes between three days and two months to complete one of his hammered masterpieces and uses anywhere between 15,000 and upwards of 50,000 nails. By placing them at various heights and distances, he can create various distinct tones and manipulate the intensity of the contours.

8 comments:

Nancy said...

That's amazing and truly beautiful.

Allison said...

That IS amazing. Very beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

FABULOUS!!! and so impressive!

Flora said...

How interesting!! Have you ever seen Vine Art...made from Vine Licorice? If you want the link...I think I still have it.

Dawn said...

AMAZING!!!! Wow. That's talent.
And patience!

Chatty Crone said...

Very interesting - I never knew about nail art. sandie

Wool Winder said...

Wow!

Mariane said...

That is just so marvellous - I would never have guessed it was Nails.. Thanks for showing :D


My contribution will you find here:
http://staronephoto.wordpress.com/my-art/05-2/