Salavat Fidai


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Salavat Fidai’s micro miniatures are small but mighty, attracting global attention for their
precision and unbelievably tiny scale. The Russian sculptor fashions mini-masterpieces into the points of graphite pencils. The resulting pieces depict a wide variety of subjects, but no matter teacup, book, or bald eagle, they all share Fidai’s trademark astounding scale. For an exhibit in conjunction with HBO Asia, Mr. Fidai replicated 16 characters from “Game of Thrones.” The self-taught sculptor, who suggests using a bell jar or shadowbox frame for display, enlists a
microscope for the smallest details, sometimes working days on a single piece. “The
technology is very simple,” he said. “I take a pencil and remove the extra.”