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From the Metro newspaper April 2, 2014

Artist Vic Muniz and designer Marcelo Coelho have teamed up to etch pictures of castles on individual grains of sand - a project 4 years in the making. The Brazilian duo partnered up to use a painstaking technique of using an ion beam to draw images less than half a millimetre in length of European castles.

Muniz drew the castles using a camera lucida, a 19th century optical aid for sketching. Coelho the etched the drawings onto a grain using a focused ion beam that's capable of creating a line 50 nanometres wide. An electron microscope to scan the entire grain to make the final picture.


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Thank you Inda.

This artwork is amazingly beautiful.
I am an artist as well, but this artistry overwhelms me.
I teach some children and I know that they will find this fascinating.

I found this quote:

Actually I think Art lies in both directions - the broad strokes, big picture but on the other hand the minute examination of the apparently mundane. Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand, that kind of thing.

Peter Hammill


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