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Capetown-Based Artist Pierre Fouché Debuts Amazingly Detailed Portraits

Using perhaps the most tedious approach possible, Capetown-based artist Pierre Fouché has debuted an impressively intricate lace portrait.

Fouché, who used only bobbin lace and polyester thread to create the elegant work, is an experienced artist who has used the medium before. The piece, aptly titled 'Portrait of Guy Nardy,' took a total of four years to complete, speaking to the detail and tireless care that Fouché put into the project.

Managing to be both minimalist and intricate at once, the work is visually appealing and awe-inspiring. Naturally, it is making the rounds on the web and catching the attention of many design bloggers.

The lace portrait, set to be part of Pierre Fouché's solo show later this year, serves as a good reminder to how much remarkable talent and patience goes into innovative artistic techniques.