Friday, August 22, 2008

Microminiature Art


Who says you can't put a camel through the eye of a needle? (Nikolai) Aldunin has fit seven through this one. The artist works between the beats of his heart, in order to keep his hands perfectly still.

He uses a microscope to see the work.


The Nag said...

I'm a sucker for tinyness and will often buy things just because they're diminutive. Perhaps it's because I'm small myself?

cavalaxis said...

The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles has a collection of just this sort of amazing art. They also have a series of mosaic pieces made from butterfly wing scales. Just fascinating.

John M. said...

You have such a big digital presence for such a small frame!

Greetings, cavalaxis.

I have heard talk of this museum and I really dig that sort of stuff. Thanks for the peek.

I remember seeing something about a guy that inscribes the Declaration of Independence and other documents on grains of rice.

All of this amazes me and yet makes me wonder what drives one to do something like this.

It's really a big world full of many wonders. For the first time in history, we can readily experience a good portion of the works and obsessions of all the crazy and astonishing people out there.

I feel fortunate to be around for these times, no matter how screwed up they can be.