Bucky on Parade: Visible Bucky

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- A "Bucky on Parade" statue is turning heads outside Science Hall at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

"Visible Bucky" is visible inside and out.

The statue was painted by Phil Salamone. He usually prefers his portrait subjects to sit in front of him, but his latest masterpiece was unable to sit in his studio.

"When I picked up the Bucky, it was a little overwhelming," said Salamone. "It was a giant white canvas and like seven feet tall, and I felt like I bit off more than I could chew."

He asked for help from Sarah Gerg, a high school art student.

"When I started, I thought I was going to mix some paint," said Gerg. "I then I ended up doing the entire left side of the Bucky with all the muscles."

Both Gerg and Salamone looked over hundreds of human anatomy photos and translated it to their blank canvas. They spent 450 hours painting their masterpiece.