Playing God

Sculptor’s miniature Freddie Mercury creation will blow your mind

Throughout the week, all sorts of strange things come across our desks here at Queerty.

But few items serve up the conflicting emotions we’re experiencing right now: awe, faint disgust, admiration, abject horror, inspiration. Nausea, too.

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In the following video, supremely talented sculptor Juliana LePine peels back the curtain to reveal her fascinating process. From the outside looking in, she’s playing God, taking a piece of clay and slowly but surely eking out a humble homunculus in Freddy Mercury’s likeness.

The end results looks poised to leap nimbly through your screen to regale you with a particularly jaunty rendition of “We Are The Champions.”


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