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You can’t see these sculptures because they’re only as big as human sperm

What you are looking at are the smallest creations of the human form in history. How small? Try human sperm-sized small. So small, in fact, they could stand on top of a hair strand or on the forehead of an ant. London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz created the nano-artworks using a 3D printing technology called Multiphoton Lithography, which hardens specific parts of the photosensitive material, allowing the soft materials to be removed and the sculpture to remain intact.

‘The only way to perceive these works is on the screen of powerful scanning electron microscope’, explains Hurwitz. ‘So how can you ever know that this sculpture really exists? Your only way to engage with it is through a screen, and a mouse separating you and the art. The line between myth and science is fine’.

Unfortunately, the sculptures are now lost forever, because you know, when stuff are as small as a human’s sperm, they’re bound to get misplaced every now and then.

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