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Spectacular Portraits Remarkably Crafted From Grains Of Salt

Spectacular Portraits Remarkably Crafted From Grains Of Salt

Art comes in all various shapes and forms, but visual artist Bashir Sultani is part of a rare breed of artists who using a rather unconventional material to bring his creations to life.

Rather than using traditional paints, inks, acrylics, watercolours or pencils to create his work, the Afghan artist from Canada taps out granulates of salt from a salt shaker - finely shaping and forming the grains into a range of popular and instantly recognisable characters.

The following clip seems him crafting the iconic villain ’The Joker' portrayed by the late Heath Ledger in ‘The Dark Knight’- although the clip runs for just over 3 minutes, in real-time the work took him around 60 minutes from start to finish.

But it doesn't stop there. His unique and impressive talents have been watched by over 4M people on his YouTube channel which you can subscribe to here.

He's also on Instagram where he regular posts short clips of the latest salt portraits he's working on, where his most recent include Yoda and Spongebob Squarepants.

Do or do not there is no try

A video posted by @bashirsultani on


Which character would you next like to see him recreate on the kitchen table?

Via Bashir Sultani

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