Artist Creates Tiny Floating Worlds Inside Test Tubes, And The Detail Is Insane.
You've probably heard of a ship in a bottle but have you ever seen art work within a test tube? Squeezing a piece of art into the confinements of a bottle can be pretty difficult but imagine putting art into something 20 times smaller than that bottle. It almost sounds impossible to achieve and quite frankly never really thought of. That's what makes Dutch artist Rosa de Jong and the work that she does so special.
She's a freelance designer, art director, and animator based in Amsterdam. She specifically wants to make things that people want to look at, not something they're forced to look at. And she's done just that with these tiny floating world's one can only fantasize about living in.
The little houses are main structures are made out of cardboard while its surroundings are made by everything else. She uses all sorts of materials ranging from rocks from the Caribbean, sticks brought in by her pet cat, and sand from the Monument Valley.
She uses her test tubes to house a series of things from houses to water towers to buildings to tents. She utilizes suspension to create control of her art's gravity. Her objects go both up and down effortlessly so they appear to be floating effortlessly.
All of these miniature creations are a part of a series she's creating called Micro Matter. As you may have guessed from the name, it's a series of contained tiny worlds and she believes there are many worlds to create.
Believe it or not, each test tube takes less than a day to complete. De Jong has even admitted during an interview that she really just wings it. "Nothing is planned. I just look at it while working on it, put it in a tube, see how it looks, maybe change something."