But in his defense I can kind of understand if he didn’t see it

World’s smallest sculpture no bigger than ant’s head accidentally crushed by photographer

Jonty Hurwitz, from Hampshire, uses a high-tech process called nano-painting to craft detailed representations of the human form in miniature.

Some of his pieces are just 100 microns tall and so tiny that they cannot be seen by the human eye without a microscope.

…“I went off to have the original sculpture photographed so I found a laboratory with an electron microscope and the photographic technology,” Hurwitz told the Daily Mail.

“The technician went to change the orientation and then for the next half an hour we were looking for the piece through the lens.

“Eventually I noticed there was a fingerprint exactly where the sculpture used to be and I was like ‘Man, you have just destroyed one of the smallest art pieces ever made’. I slightly freaked out.”

It had taken Hurwitz a year to make the sculpture.


Horton was unavailable for comment.

6 Responses to “Oops”

  1. aelfheld says:

    Considering what passes for ‘art’ these days making it invisible to the naked eye is a trend I can wholeheartedly support.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    Now if only that can be done to Kanye West.

  3. leelu says:

    Way too much free time.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    That’s probably how history will remember him Guns.

  5. Julie says:

    “But that’s a priceless Steinway!” “Not anymore…”

  6. Dr Alice says:

    It was inevitable. When you make tiny tiny sculptures you’re just tempting fate.

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