I grew up listening almost exclusively to classic rock: The Beatles, Queen, Guns N Roses, and more. There’s something so timeless about those songs, as well as the people who were in the bands.
Obviously, this artist agrees with me. So much so in fact that she’s dedicated her life to making these icons into little sculptures!
Her name is Juliana LePine, and she packs more talent into a tiny sculpture than I would be able to do in something 5 times the size. It’s insane.
These sculptures pack an immense amount of detail into just 18 cm. They’re made out of polymer clay, along with a bendy metal frame and other materials.
She not only adds the hair by hand and creates detailed accessories for every piece, but she does it with a ridiculously steady hand and very tiny tools, making it look like she simply shrunk that person.
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Hey guys, I'm going to start using this Instagram more often now!! I will post new stuff and also some of my older sculptures that I have never posted here!! I will start with Slash from Guns and Roses! This is one of my favorite sculpture and I had the pleasure to meet him and have the sculpture signed!!! It was great!! That was back in 2015!! #slash #polymerclay #julianalepine #collectable #sculpture
Some icons she has sculpted include Axl Rose, Slash, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Freddie Mercury, among others.
Slash took notice to her work and even signed her spot-on sculpture of him! Rock icons are her specialty, but LePine also sculpts movie characters of her choice, and does commissions.
In addition to those, LePine also recently ventured on a project to sculpt survivors of domestic violence, telling their story through her art.
LePine is definitely an artistic force to be reckoned with. Whether you’re a massive rock & roll fan or just appreciate the type of art she does, there’s something everyone can love about her work.
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I am looking for a woman who would like to be sculpted, having her story of domestic violence told. A 10 min documentary video about the project will be produced next month, and she would be more than welcome to be a part of it. (Preferably in Ontario) Contact via e-mail: [email protected] Two years ago I was invited to initiate a project titled “Let the women speak” in partnership with CADVA, a nonprofit organization that fights for women’s rights. Up to now, I have 5 pieces portraying women with a touching story to tell. The aim of this project is to illustrate the power and voice of different women who were victims of domestic violence, raising awareness about violence against women through art. I gathered women interested in learning sculpting from all over the world to teach them online lessons so they could also contribute to the project. Some were inspired by their own experiences. It could get extremely painful at times, especially because I can’t help empathizing and getting personally involved with people, which made me move away from the project for a while. I suffered violence in the past myself, such as so many of us women. In spite of difficulties, we decided to resume it now due to its significance.
If you’re into her work as much as I am, you can check out her Instagram page by clicking here, or her YouTube page by clicking here.
Want to see her in action? Watch her sculpt the incomparable Freddie Mercury in the video below!