In the world of fine art there's always someone trying to radically change the game with their artwork. While this can lead to some innovative and interesting pieces, it can also occasionally turn things into one big mess, and forced innovation sometimes causes artists to lose sight of how important traditionalism can be to maintaining artistic integrity.
Enter Barry X Ball, a sculptor who's decided to take it back to the old school by sculpting portraits and figures out of marble. He crafts these incredible works of art while paying attention to fine details, such as the natural flow of the veins in the marble and the retention of natural edges and form whenever possible.
You can check out a selection of Barry's marble works at the link below, works which somehow manage to be traditionally beautiful and utterly surreal at the same time.
Link --via Beautiful Decay