3D Phone Book SculpturesAug 22
These amazingly detailed celebrity faces may look like sketches but they are in fact carved out of unwanted phone books.
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.
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