Creating a visual representation of someone definitely requires talent, but when it is done with nails, definitely genius!
The sculptures take weeks and sometimes even months to complete. Levine uses nails as well as other materials such as stone, stainless steel and oak to create these artworks.
Levine hammers the nail on white wooden panels at varying heights and distances so as to get the right tone and texture creating a masterpiece with the blend of rigid, angular nails and the soft curves of the human body.
Here are some of his paintings of famous people:
And some interesting poses of the human body: