If you’ve ever seen a ship in a bottle, you were probably captivated the idea of capturing tiny worlds. Well, that’s what these charming vertical worlds have accomplished. In a series called Micro Matter, they feature towering houses, buildings and trees bottled inside.
Dutch artist Rosa de Jong used objects like twigs, cardboard and faux moss to construct worlds inside slender glass test tubes; each world is complete with micro-sized buildings, teeny tiny trees, and other structures inhabitable by nothing larger than an ant. All of the objects that Rosa uses to create her worlds are found objects; sticks brought in by her cat, sand from the Monument Valley, and rocks from the campsites of the Caribbean island of Curacao.
She hand-makes each tiny “island”, making them appear to be floating in each test tube. Some pieces even play with gravity and appear to grow both upward and downward. And each test tube takes less than a day to complete.
“Nothing is planned. I just look at it while working on it, put it in a tube, see how it looks, maybe change something.”
Take a look at more of her works below or view more of her works on Instagram.
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