John Carroll student creates portrait of Pope Francis from 5,000 nails

A John Carroll University student crafted a portrait of Pope Francis from nails.

This report is from our sister station WIAT in Birmingham, Alabama.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — John Carroll Catholic High School student Nick Bertani crafted a giant art installation for his art class of Pope Francis.

Art by Nick Bertani (pictured). Courtesy Susan Bertani.

However, it isn’t your average portrait! Bertani carefully placed 5,000 nails, one at a time, on a canvas to form the pope’s face.

Nick’s mother Susan said they donated the art installation to their church where it will soon be on display.

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