I have begun to believe my mind is full of tiny little topics that act like pimples.

No one can predict the order they start to fester in, or when they’ll get ripe and burst.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Art of Nikolai Aldunin



The Art of Nikolai Aldunin

A One of a Kind Master of Precision

If patience is a virtue, This guy is God




Nicolai Aldunin poses in the work area of his Moscow apartment. His tools include superglue, syringes and toothpicks. The microscope dates to 1985.

Ready to Go

Aldunin's work naturally leads to some frustration. While crafting a miniature rifle, he lost the weapon's butt after having worked on it for two weeks. "I had a sit-down and a smoke and calmed down," he said, then decided to start all over again. "You mustn’t get into a state or worry. Everything that you feel in your soul is transmitted to your hands."





Caravan

Who says you can't put a camel through the eye of a needle? Aldunin has fit seven through this one. The artist works between the beats of his heart, in order to keep his hands perfectly still.



Gun on a Matchstick


The artist worked for six months to create this gold AK-47. It consists of 34 individual parts.





Tiny Tank

This sculpture rests on the open face of a sliced apple seed.





Precious

Both the tank and the Kalashnikov are crafted of gold. So far, the artist has had a hard time finding buyers for his work.




Russian Samovar

This microscopic replica rests on a needle next to a grain of sugar.

 




Ready to Ride

Aldunin takes his inspiration from a famous Russian tale about Levsha — the name means "left-handed man" — a
Tula craftsman so skilled he is able to put horseshoes on a flea. Aldunin's version features not only the shoes — all of them held in place by three nails — but a saddle and stirrups as well.




Great Master

A likeness of the novelist Leo Tolstoy has been engraved on this grain of rice.




Bicycle

To top this off he has all the spokes in the wheels

I hope you all enjoyed this

I guess he has to quit if he has to cut a Fart!

Blaine