Alex Queral

Once, while out scouting for used wood to use for a carving piece he was working on, Alex Queral looked into a pile of discarded phone books and like Michelangelo peering into that fabled block of marble, saw his david within.  Queral has made dozens of portraiture 3D carvings out of used phone books, many of celebrities.  Using an exacto knife and a razor, he peels away a few layers at  time before finishing the piece with a bit of acrylic paint.  It’s like giving identity to the thousands of anonymous names held with in each book, chiseling away searching for something or someone recognizable.

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