sculptures so small they fit in the eye of a needle by nikolai aldunin
jan 14, 2013
sculptures so small they fit in the eye of a needle by nikolai aldunin


seven tiny camels and three palm trees built by nikolai aldunin fit in the eye of a needle

 

 

russian artist nikolai aldunin works by the beat of his heart to keep his hands perfectly still in order to build his extraordinarily microscopic artworks.
aldunin informs his work  after a russian tale about levsha – a left-handed tula craftsman so talented he was able to put horseshoes on a flea.
not only does he take cues from this tale – one of his pieces also challenges a biblical narrative.  jesus christ once told his disciples that it is
‘easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of god’,
well, it seems it is easier, as he managed to fit seven tiny camels – and also three palm trees of course – within the eye of a sewing needle.
to create his tiny masterpieces, aldunin uses syringes, toothpicks and superglue and requires a 28-year-old microscope to see them.

 

 


russian artist nikolai aldunin works by the beat of his heart to keep his hands perfectly still in order to build his extraordinarily microscopic artworks.

 

 


the work can be frustrating – while crafting the butt of a miniature rifle for two weeks,  aldunin lost the piece and begin again

 

 


aldunin informs his work  after a russian tale about levsha – a left-handed tula craftsman so talented he was able to put horseshoes on a flea

 

 

 


to create his tiny masterpieces, aldunin uses syringes, toothpicks and superglue and requires a 28-year-old microscope to see them

 

 

via daily mail

 

 

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