Busting Out

New York City based artist Barry X Ball has produced renowned works of art across various mediums. But in our opinion, the most powerful pieces he produces are sculpture portraits. His complex stone works are enchanting and eerie, reconnecting the viewer with an art form not commonly presented in the contemporary art world.      

Using friends from his inner art circle as models, Barry's work fuses classic, Baroque and Victorian design elements to create his works of art. 

It takes Barry about two years to complete each bust, executing the first carvings with computer-controlled milling machines followed by hand process, which at times culminate with elaborate finishes such as 24-karat gold.