Russian artist creates miniature sculptures from burnt matchsticks

File this one under completely cool. This art by Stanislav Aristov displays matchsticks like never before. Burning matches, Russian artist Stanislav Aristov creates miniature sculptures into every scene possible, including a hanging spider, sail boat, apple, bow and arrow, Christmas trees, and even the Eiffel Tower. The photographer uses a macro lens and a studio flash to shoot the fire and the smoke surrounding it, with Photoshop putting the finishing touches on the work.

Stanislav says of his work: ‘I was playing with a pack of matches while I was deciding what to photograph for a competition. It was while I was watching the match that I began to think of how it represents life. There is the burnt part representing the past, the smoke of memories left and the untouched part of the match the future’.

Via Bored Panda


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