Gallery: Artist Peter Root Creates a Miniature Metropolis by Stacking 1...

Using bits of surprising materials like potatoes or flour, Root likes to spend days constructing vast structures and landscapes in miniature form. His latest triumph, Ephemicropolis, is an enormous urban landscape constructed of carefully stacked staples...100,000 of them to be exact. The entire project was executed on the floor of a financial building in the Channel Islands.

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  1. sheensie August 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

    fantastic… just how much patience do you have Peter Root? am amazed!

  2. listfull August 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I notice this is listed under the tag “recycled materials”, but these are new staples. I’m getting tired of people calling designs recycled just because they used a different material than the one normally used. it’s only recycling if it’s already waste when you start using it, not if it could still perform its original purpose. *rant over*

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