Monday, March 28, 2011

The Man Who Nailed Da Vinci :
Saimir Strati

Did the title of this post startle you? Well you see, if other artists used paint, Saimir Strati used nails to re-create a self portrait of Da Vinci.

The Albanian artist used nearly 400 kilos of industrial nails hammered on a 2 x 4 meter surface to make this portrait, which is my favorite of all his works. The technique resembles a giant pinhead sculpture toy, where the various height of the nails create a sparkling 3D image.

Saimir not only used nails. He has used wine corks and toothpicks. Read more about him and see some of his Guinness World Record works here.

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