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Nanocrystals and More Mind Boggling Art

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: • References: deputy-dog
Most fine art is best viewed from a short distance; micro art, however, must often be appreciated through a magnifying glass or microscope. These artists have taken micro art to a new dimension--microscopic.

In the first photo, Ee Jim Teo has created quantum art and reproduced William Blake's 'Ancient of Days' out of nanocrystals. This photoluminescent piece is made with a combination of focused helium beam writing and electrochemical etching in hydrofluoric acid.

Next, Ghazaryan has created the world's smallest working violin. This microsculptor has created over 600 pieces. The violin's body is a scant 7 millimeters long and is made from gold. The strings are made of hair. He also created the violinist microsculpture later in this gallery.

The gold face is an enlarged version of one of the 42 U.S. presidents thatJin Yin Hua's micropainting depicts on a half-inch long strand of black human hair.

Willard Wigan's needle microsculptures are legendary. He's recreated scenes that depict main characters from The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, the Statue of Liberty, Elvis and even the Titanic--all on the head of a pin.

This beautiful rose was crafted by Mykola Syadristy--out of a hollowed-out and polished human hair. She also created the life-size mosquito sculpture out of gold.