Weekly art websites: microscopic art
Tuesday 28 September 2010
You'll need your magnifying glass to appreciate this week's selection of websites, all of which draw attention to the beauty in tiny objects.
Willard Wigan - http://www.willard-wigan.com/
British artist Willard Wigan creates artworks so small you can't even see them with the naked eye. Caught in the eye of a needle or on the tip of a pin head, his micro-sculptures are often referred to as "the eighth wonder of the world."
Mykola Syadristy - http://microart.kiev.ua/en/lastivki.html
The term "microminiatures" was coined to describe the microscopic work of Ukrainian artist Mykola Syadristy (also known as Nikolai Syadristy). His sculptures are hand-carved into materials such as a poppy seed, an apple seed, a thorn, a hair, a sugar grain and gold.
Dalton Ghetti - http://kronikle.kidrobot.com/pencil-tip-micro-sculptures-by-dalton-ghetti/
Brazilian-born artist Dalton Ghetti uses a needle tip and a razor blade to painstakingly sculpt the tips of pencils into amazingly detailed (and tiny) works of art.
Hagop Sandaldjian - http://www.mjt.org/exhibits/hagop/hagop2.html
Egyptian-born artist Hagop Sandaldjian uses a microscope to complete his tiny works of art. Sandaldjian has even created his own art tools such as sharpened needles tipped with diamond dust and a brush made from a single strand of hair.
Gary Greenberg - http://www.sandgrains.com/gallery.html
Scientist and artist Gary Greenberg reveals the beautiful yet mostly unseen "miracles of nature" by photographing common objects (like grains of sand, flowers, body tissue and food) through a microscope.
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