Marcus Levine Nail Art

By • Apr 2, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Unlike Andrew Myers who uses screws to create three dimensional portraits, Yorkshire sculptor Marcus Levine uses nails to express the human form.

The number of nails he uses for each sculpture varies from 3,000 to over 50,000.

“From morning sun to evening sun the shadows across the sculptures change and affect the contrast and, by altering artificial lighting, the sculptures can appear as light as a pencil sketch or as dark as a charcoal life drawing,” Levine says.

“I regularly cut myself and occasionally hit my finger with the hammer. So I do suffer for my art” he added!

Via MyModernMetropolis

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3 Comments to Marcus Levine Nail Art

  1. Adrienne says:

    Whoa whoa whoa!!! These are crazy amazing! Such talent! How many times have you hit your thumb??? I’m sure millions! :D

  2. angela sisini says:

    marcus, i love your work and i’m jealous of your patience!

  3. Lve says:

    Quite average actually. Just requires craftsmanship, patience and photo transferring.

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