sculptures so small they fit in the eye of a needle by nikolai aldunin 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

 

 

  • If you like this, please check out Birmingham’s WIllard Wigan for what I feel are even more amazing micro Art. http://www.willard-wigan.com/gallery.aspx

    blindside says:
  • Absolutely amazing!

    Andrea Ventling says:
  • Best not drop any of these! Wonderful work!

    justin says:
  • I wonder if he can see into your brain when he’s talking to you.

    may B says:
  • Very similar to http://www.willard-wigan.com
    I guess (hope) great minds think alike…
    http://www.willard-wigan.com/Images/gallery2012/hires/NineCamels.jpg

    Gustav says:
  • The camels are cool, but it’s likely that Jesus originally said ‘rope’, not ‘camel’. The Aramaic word gamla means both rope and camel, and the Greek words for rope (ka’ mi los) and camel (ka’ me los) are very similar. The Lamsa bible reads rope, not camel (not saying that this is the best Bible). I don’t think anyone knows for sure what it really was. I want to figure this out! 🙂 it just doesn’t make a lot of sense him saying camel.

    Ralph Zoontjens says:
  • When Jesus said camel, He meant camel. He intended to illustrate something impossible to demonstrate the impossibility of any man earning eternal life in his own power. Humanism teaches falsely that man is inherently good. This notion forms religion, which is man-made, leading people to think that man can have eternal life by their own merits. This was the rich man’s assumption and completely refuted by Jesus. It amazes me how a man can educate himself completely out of the sense he was born with and puffed up scholarship has done just that. Rope, indeed! I suppose the cross was actually a gallows and Noah’s Ark was actually a raft? John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Religion will not cut it, neither will good works. They are camels attempting to do the impossible. Jesus our Creator defeated sin on the cross and defeated death by the resurrection. Receiving His sacrifice in our place in humble repentance of our sins is the only means by which eternal life can come to a man. What is impossible with man is very possible with God! Simple Bible logic!

    David Karpenko says:

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