A Series of Microscopic Castle Drawings Etched Onto Single Grains of Sand

Visual artist Vik Muniz and artist/researcher Marcelo Coelho have collaborated to create microscopic drawings of castles on single grains of sand as part of Vice’s The Creators Project. Muniz used a camera lucida device to make the drawings, and then they etched them onto a grain of sand using a scanning electron microscope and a focused ion beam. The drawings are currently part of an exhibit on Muniz at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art that runs through August 2014.

Sand Castle on Sand

Sand Castle on Sand

Sand Castle on Sand

Sand Castle on Sand

images via Marcelo Coelho

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