He starts scribbling in smooth wood and no one could imagine what would come out of those lines. At his side, a small reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's face. Even though the image of the art genious is in a vertical position, the huge "canvas" by Saimir is placed horizontally. It may seem incredible, but buckets filled with screws, a hammer and loads of talent will take the thick-ribbed Albanian to the conquest of a world record.
The careful and straight hammer blows. With each nail, the result becomes more confusing. Scribbles, nails and no ideas about what the outcome might be. Each nail has a dimension, each hammer blow a strength, but, slowly, the mess of metal starts assuming a shape. With a lot of effort, you notice an image emerging. Nail after nail, he goes further. The drops of sweat are ceaseless and, from time to time, the artist succumbs to the strain, sits and observes which next steps to take. Or rather, hammer blows?
What seemed impossible happened and, after hours of labour and dedication, the great piece of wood is done. It is placed in the right position and, to the delirium of his viewers, the same face he used to look at has now been reproduced in an insane size. Leonardo da Vinci, after around 500.000 nails is finished. He has just enteres the Guinness World Records as the biggest mosaic made with nails in the world. And the record has been held ever since the fourth of September 2006. Who would dare break it?!
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