Tag: miniature

Jun 27, 2013

The Unseen Lives of Miniature Cement People

The Unseen Lives of Miniature Cement People

Isaac Cordal is a Spanish artist that has been working on his own projects since 1999. His ongoing series entitled Cement Eclipses began in art school in 2002 but he didn’t start placing them on the streets until 2006, with his first piece laid in the city of Vigo, Spain. Cordal makes the tiny…

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Jun 11, 2013

Miniature World Photo Manipulations by 14-year-old Phenom

Miniature World Photo Manipulations by 14-year-old Phenom

Zev is a 14-year-old photographer and artist from Natick, Massachusetts. Under the moniker of Fiddle Oak, Zev creates amazing miniature worlds for his subjects. Using digital photo manipulation, he skillfully splices portraits with macro photographs of nature, interiors and objects. You can find an example of the process in image #9 below. Zev’s sister…

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May 8, 2013

Bonsai Versions of the World’s Tallest Tree

Bonsai Versions of the World’s Tallest Tree

Bonsai is a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Similar practices exist in other cultures, including the Chinese tradition of penjing from which the art originated. The Japanese tradition dates back over a thousand years, and has its own aesthetics and terminology. The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation (for the…

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Apr 19, 2013

Picture of the Day: Root-Over-Rock Trident Maple

Picture of the Day: Root-Over-Rock Trident Maple

Root-Over-Rock Trident Maple Photograph by Peggy Greb, USDA Part of the penjing collection at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, this trident maple, Acer buergerianum, has its roots growing over a rock and its foliage and stems trimmed in the shape of a dragon. Penjing, also known as penzai, tray landscape, potted…

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Apr 6, 2013

Master LEGO Builder Creates Epic 200,000 Piece Fantasy World

Master LEGO Builder Creates Epic 200,000 Piece Fantasy World

At over five feet tall and six feet wide, Mike Doyle’s Odan is an incredible fantasy world built from over 200,000 LEGO pieces. It took over 600 hours to build. Entitled, ‘The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K’al Yne, Odan‘, it represents Doyle’s first work in his ambitious Contact series of large-scale…

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Mar 19, 2013

21 Examples of Cut Coin Jewelry Art

21 Examples of Cut Coin Jewelry Art

Cut coin jewelry art is a popular method of turning coins into jewelry. Most cut coin art is achieved by drilling a small hole (or holes) into the coin and then using a jeweler saw (which has various types of blades) to cut away parts of the coin. Many artists tend to focus on…

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Mar 18, 2013

A Bonsai Version of the Baggins Hobbit Home

A Bonsai Version of the Baggins Hobbit Home

Chris Guise is an artist and bonsai enthusiast from Maidenhead, England. A mechanical engineer by trade, Chris has a beautiful collection of Bonsai trees that he has cultivated on his Flickr page. In the Bonsai below, entitled Bag End Bonsai Trayscape, Chris created the home of Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee; where…

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