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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Microworlds

I am fascinated by what people do with miniatures only millimeters tall....

MINIMIAM: Pierre Javelle, Akiko Ida
Cracks in, what would appear to us as, a basic Eclair, turn into a hazardous fault line and peas become weights lifted by an Oldtime Strongman. Slinkachu
In his street art/photography campaign, The Little People Project, his miniature figures from train sets or architect models are photographed and then left to fend for themselves in the bustling city, for those with keen eyes to stumble upon. "When you are a kid, you are always looking at the ground picking up bugs and things. As you get older you stop doing it, so I thought about what surprising little things I could leave for people to find" he said.
The one above had a speaker hidden in the drain that played sounds of screaming kids and splashing.
Commuting - Metro goes micro...

Unnoticed by cleaners and most of the working population, a five millimeter tall man could be found patiently waiting for a lift outside the Whaf's DLF station on North Colonnade (UK).

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Miniature art of Kendal Murray
"Family Recruit Fruit Pursuit" Kendal Murray 14.5 x 18.5 x 14 cm
"Dog Awash Backyard Splosh" Kendal Murray 10.5 x 10 x 10.5 cm


Audrey Heller composes delightful photographs of miniature people engaged in herculean tasks, many involving food.
This is taking it to the extreme....
Micro-sculptor Willard Wigan, known all around the world for his miniature sculptures that are invisible to the naked eye. Willard uses tiny homemade tools and paints with a hair plucked from a housefly's back (the fly has to have died from natural causes, as he refuses to kill them for his art) and carves microscopic figures from grains of rice or sand or sugar. The sculptures, which often take months to complete, are then mounted on pin heads or needles.
Another extremist: Nikolai Aldunin works between the beats of his heart, in order to keep his hands perfectly still. Using superglue, syringes and toothpicks, he creates works of art so tiny, a microscope is needed to see them.
Aldunin's work naturally leads to some frustration. It took Aldunin six months to create this gold AK-47 (yes, that is a matchstick it is on!). It consists of 34 individual parts. Aldunin's work naturally leads to some frustration. While crafting the miniature rifle, he lost the weapon's butt after having worked on it for two weeks. I would want to shoot myself with that tiny gun!
Seven camels in the eye of a needle

3 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Just increadible!

Desert Rose said...

Amazing!!!

allhorsestuff said...

That made my day, Tara!
I'm sittin in the bath, now looking around the room for opportunity!
The camels, made me think of the scripture about the rich man entering heaven

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