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Fanni Sandor’s tiny wildlife sculptures encourage eco-sensitivity

Hungarian artist Fanni Sandor has created tiny, biologically accurate sculptures that encourage viewers to appreciate the delicacy of even the smallest patches of wildlife.

Anyone remember that primary school banger of a hymn that told us God has the ‘whole world in his hands?’

Hungarian artist Fanni Sandor has created a series of tiny, biologically accurate sculptures that realise such a surreal concept, at least in part. Each of these miniature animals or foliage is a direct replica of the real thing, right down to the fur patterns.

 

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It’s no surprise that Sandor chose to make such intricate snapshots of the real world, considering she was previously a microbiologist and science teacher. Speaking to sustainability magazine Treehugger, Sandor said she created the sculptures to encourage others and help promote ‘environmental education [and sensitivity to nature].’

That’s all dandy, but how are these tiny pieces put together?

They’re created mostly from polymer clay, feathers, fur, fibres, and other bits and bobs. Each one is accurately scaled down twelve times over, making them an impressive feat of miniature sculpting. Better not lose them!

 

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The thorough attention to detail is a deliberate move, one that Sandor hopes will inspire onlookers to study their surroundings carefully, considering the delicate balance of animals and their environments.

 

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She added that ‘people walk past stunning natural treasures every day. The majority of people are insensitive  to nature, they don’t think that the destructive activities of mankind can really destroy it.’

 

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Sandor says she can take weeks at a time on a single piece despite their tiny size. The fact they’re so small means that observers must pause and take their time to fully study every intricacy.

The collection itself is hugely varied, featuring ducks, eagles, frogs, owls, and everything in between. You can check out tons more at her official Instagram here.

 

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