Imagine a secret world that can’t be seen with the naked eye. One where chess sets sit on the heads of pins and camels journey through the eye of a needle. Welcome to the world of Mykola Syadristy, a Ukrainian artist featured in the December/January 2016 issue of Mysterious Ways magazine.
Syadristy, a former engineer, designs microminiatures, a.k.a. teeny-tiny sculptures that can only be viewed with the help of a microscope. Each masterpiece takes about a month to complete and most are smaller than a grain of salt.
His invisible creations are displayed at the Monastery of the Caves in Kiev. But you don’t have to travel far to glimpse Mykola’s wonders. Simply click through these images to uncover his hidden world.
A windmill stands inside half of a poppy seed.
Small but mighty, this miniature ship is 3.5 millimeters long.
Checkmate! A chessboard—complete with gold chessmen—rests on the head of a pin
A life-size gold mosquito catches an even tinier friend.
Drinks, anyone? This tiny drinking glass set sits on a grain of sugar.
A hungry fox eyeing grapes…on a grape seed.
A beautiful red rose inside a hair—yes, a hair!
This thirst-quenching mini is just 1.65 millimeters tall.
This is literally one of the world’s tiniest violins.
Inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, this engraving is little indeed.
Birds hatch from inside a poppy seed.
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