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Photo: Salavat Fidai
When you think of sculptures, you typically think of art on a large scale in a public park or museum, but artist Salavat Fidai creates small sculptures so tiny you need a microscope to see them. These microscopic sculptures are carved from the point of pencils and graphite rods. There are very few masters of this art because graphite is very fragile and the process is time-consuming. Many of Fidai’s projects take days to complete and are so tiny they’re not measured in millimeters but microns. His intricate works include famous landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower.