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3 Amazing and Talented People with Entirely Too Much Time On Their Hands.

02/09/2011

Prepare to be amazed, because the people in this post do extraordinary things. But you might also find yourself asking, “Why would anyone devote so much time to this?” These three people have great artistic abilities, but in fields and mediums that seem… obscure, at best. Click on the links or the images to see more of their work.

1) Alex Queral carves familiar faces out of pages and pages of faceless names. With a phone book, a very sharp X-ACTO knife, a little pot of acrylic medium to set detail areas and a great deal of talent, Queral literally peels away the pages like the skin of an onion to reveal amazingly detailed portraits.

 

2) Do you ever wonder what to do with those old cassette tapes you never listen to anymore? Well, Erika Iris Simmons has found a creative way to recycle them. And her solution has made her famous! Now, if only I could think of a way to become famous by recycling plastic milk jugs.

The Beatles

 

Bob Marley

 

James Taylor

 

3) Nathan Sawaya is a former corporate lawyer who has become famous for his art created out of… wait for it… LEGO bricks. He quit his job in business law to pursue his dream of being the world’s foremost LEGO artist. His work currently tours through North American museums in an exhibit titled “The Art of the Brick.” Since producing some of the work below, he’s been commissioned to create life size replicas of Conan O’brien, Stephen Colbert, and a 5 foot tall Glass of milk with a chocolate chip cookie. You really should check them out.

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