• August 20th, 2009

    Jack Nicholson phonebook sculpture

    Jack Nicholson phonebook sculpture

    It may may look like a sketch but it is in fact carved out of a discarded phone book.
    Sculptor Alex Queral, 51, from Philadelphia, has hand-crafted some of the world's most famous faces including President Obama, Jack Nicholson, Bob Dylan and Spartan Kirk Douglas.
    With a deft hand he has even recreated health-battling actor Patrick Swayze and Sharbat Gula, the Afghan woman with amazing eyes who who was made famous by National Geographic magazine.

    And in an admirable green-fingered move, the artist got his idea and started chipping away when he noticed piles of unused phone books just lying around.
    He said: 'Every year when the new phone book comes out you see just piles of the old ones lying around waiting for collection. I'm sure a lot of hard work goes into recycling them but there are thousands that go unused at all because most people just use the internet to find people these days.
    'I was out looking for wood to make a sculpture one day and I noticed a huge pile of them on the pavement. I suddenly thought they would probably make a pretty good material for carving, so I gave it a go.'

    You can view more sculptures here


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Shar - Monday, 14th Sep 2009 @ 21:55

ROFL!!! Did he capture a " Here's Johnny!" kinda moment or what? smile

Vince - Saturday, 22nd Aug 2009 @ 13:42

Whoa, it must be a lot of work to create such a piece of art!
Very well done! smile

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