As person like me who can’t even stand long nails probably will never understand why someone will spend so much time on their nails and follow all kinds of nail trend. And the latest nail trend – furry nails, is something really make me speechless. Pretty much exactly what they sound like, there are decorative hair on your nails.
John Bisbee has spent nearly 30 years welding and forging 12-inch nails into amazing works of sculptural work. He hammered, bent, welded or fastened those nails together and create geometric sculptures, organic installations, and unwieldy objects. When asked why choose nails as medium, Bisbee shared with American Craft “Only nails, always different. A nail, like a line, can and will do almost anything. What can’t you draw with a line? The nail is just my line.” To check more of his work, check johnbisbee.com.
By hammering thousands of nails onto a canvas, artist David Foster creates stunning portraits of celebrities, animals and scenery via varying the solidity and shading of nails. Originally an architect, Foster’s love of technical drawing has matured into using just hammer and nails stippling to create shadow and light. The level of realism Foster achieves with the nails is unbelievable. Each piece begins with a photograph, which Foster reproduces in ink stippling. Then he enlarges the drawing to use as reference of nail position, and starts hammering away.
I know some girls are crazy about their nails. They grow it, they paint it. For every special occasion, they will try different nail decoration. Change their nails just as important as change their clothes. There are so many cool looking nails painting / sculptures out there. Every time I saw those, I can’t help thinking, how long took them to make nails like this? And how can they still work with those nails. Anyway, there is a collection of 23 Creative or Crazy Nail Art, hope you enjoy.
3D Valentines nails