Artist builds incredible city skyline out of 100,000 staples

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 16 August 2012

British artist Peter Root has a way with a staple. Yes, for his art installation, Ephemicropolis, Root built a small scale cityscape measuring 600x300cm wide and with the tallest building standing at 12cm high. Talk about a true labour of love.

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Low-Rise: a skyline made from staples

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Art on Friday 1 July 2011

Low-Rise is a precarious assemblage of free-standing stacks of staples representing a complex city skyline. Peter Root, the British artist who had the idea for this interesting piece of mini architecture, apparently has a thing for highly labour-intensive, mantra-like procedures when creating art.

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