Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Rabbit Hole Day

Today is Rabbit Hole Day, a day on which bloggers are meant to write about the strange new surroundings in which they have found themselves, like Alice falling down the rabbit hole in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

So I have fallen into a place where everything is very, very small.

I couldn't resist showing you these microsculptures (top photo) by a British artist named Willard Wigan. I realize these having nothing to do with food, but you see I've fallen down a rabbit hole, and I found these amazing miniatures. The sculptures shown here are the six wives of Henry VIII. But wait, they are standing inside the eye of a needle. Check out the other miniatures at Willard Wigan: Micro Sculptor.

Now, staying with the same theme of impossibly tiny, but this time edging a little more toward food, the bottom photo is the sculpture of a very, very small orange. To appreciate its tininess, you should know that it is about one-third the width of your thumb.

There are nearly 3 dozen step-by-step photographs that show how to make it. The drawback is the extremely annoying website that the photographs are on. First you have to tell the website to ignore the ad that will automatically start playing when you go to the page. Then you'll have to scroll down until you get to the Tiny Man Made Orange how-tos. But it will be worth it.

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