Artist Creates Miniatures That Are So Tiny, You Need a Magnifying Glass to See Them

Marie Cohydon is a French self-taught artist who likes to create tiny things. She started sculpting 13 years ago and continues to surpass herself with each new sculpture.

In her art, the outside world suddenly disappears under her microscope, turning everything into giant objects.

As for the process, the artist says, “Painting on a bird’s head that measures 4 times less than 1 mm is a challenge that often requires even more work than carving with the scalpel. Sometimes, I can get stuck with a single small detail for 1 or 2 weeks (an eye or a beak). Apart from the birds that I adore a lot, I also make tiny 1 mm houses placed on pinheads, funny friendly scenes, some graphite pencils with objects of 1 or 2 mm.”

Check out her work below: