Hyper-Realistic Polychrome Clay Snail (3 pics)

The way Italian sculptor Carmelo Leone molded this hyper-realistic snail from polychrome clay is truly amazing. After staring at this piece for awhile now, it's still hard for me to believe that this snail isn't real.

Carmelo Leone is a self-taught artist who was born in Lecce, Italy in 1954. As stated on his website, “he connotes objects of daily use with soul and identity in a way that the revisited object conveys feelings and emotions that inspired its creator.”

Carmelo Leone's website

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