Portraits from telephone directories

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 |
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Alex Queral’s Carved Phone Book Art

Alex Queral does these wonderful heads, carved out of phone books (then painted with acrylics). In his Artist’s Statement, he says: In carving and painting a head from a phone directory, I’m celebrating the individual lost in the anonymous list of thousands of names that describe the size of the community. In addition, I like the idea of creating something that is normally discarded every year into an object of longevity.



















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