Judging by Steve Casino’s highly original and creative works of art, he shouldn’t.
Steve Casino is an artist who uses peanut shells to create mini statues. He started when he saw a peanut that he thought looked like himself. So he experimented with a self-portrait using a peanut shell and he was pleased with the results.
Steve Casino call himself as the “Painter Of Nuts”.
Steve then made a mini statue of Joey Ramone of the band Ramones and later, the whole band. After five months of mastering this unique art, Steve made about 30 mini statues such as Star Trek, Spider-Man fighting Doc Ock.
The big break came in when Oscar award winner and Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor contacted him and requested for a peanut shell statue of himself and his family. This project encouraged him a lot to perfect his artworks.
This uncommon art requires a lot of patience and dedication. It takes anywhere from 5 to10 hours to finish a miniature figurine. The process is a delicate and measured process. ”If you screw up one millimeter it doesn't look like the person any more." he says.