There are fewer things that capture the eye better than artistic creations that are much larger than life or much, much smaller. Rosa de Jong has used her talents to fashion Micro Matter: miniature models of architecture in the backdrops of lush greenery. Her creations fit snugly into glass test tubes, capturing the gaze with their clean, vertical lines. Each piece depicts a different incarnation of how nature and industry meet - a snapshot of manmade architecture and the Earth upon which each construction rests.
Much like the traditional ship-in-a-bottle, each piece is painstakingly detailed and built to perfectly fit its vessel. De Jong says she originally began making miniature metropolitan areas, yet would often tire of the larger projects and opt for creative endeavors, which provided more instant gratification. An inspired purchase of glass tubes marked the beginnings of the Micro Matter line, each piece seemingly more intricate than the last.
Each piece is completely handmade and uses mostly natural materials in its development. The stark vertical design of the sculptures seem to challenge the observer’s perception of what is right-side-up and it is difficult to look away from the detailed works. De Jong says, “Until now it hasn’t got boring. I still feel like there are more worlds to create.” Follow her marvelous work on Dribbble and Instagram.
Via This is Colossal
Images via Rosa de Jong