Amazing 3D sculptures made by thousands of Crayola coloured crayons, can take nostalgic loving of childhood’s tools and new avant-guard-art searchers be almoust impressed by this 37 years old artist.
The Alabama born Herb Williams has created about hundreds of this sculptures, from a nude of Marilyn Monroe portrait, an Obama, some party dresses, and music tools, like guitars & more, sold out in sums like 50.000 dollars.
He is the only artist in the world toh ave a personal account with Crayola due to amount of crayons he bys from them.
‘My art career wasn’t really taking off and I was starving, beating my head against the wall, and alienating my friends. It got to the point where I thought ‘this is not worth it. So I gave up on art and even burned a few of my works. But that night I had the most powerful dream and was inspired by someone in my dream to start using crayons as an artistic medium. The next morning, as soon as I woke up, I jotted down some ideas in a notebook by the side of my bed – and I’ve been making a living from them ever since.
It’s very painstaking and labour intensive, with some of the larger ones taking a whole year to complete.’
Herb also has been commissioned to create personal pieces for President Obama, ‘The White House now want to commission me to make 3D crayon sculptures which will be used as gifts for them to give to delegates on foreign trips, like kings, queens and important political figures.
Each one will be custom made for the delegate depending on which country they are from.
It’s such an enormous honour – I’m very humbled”, he told to the Daily Mail.
by Ilaria Rebecchi