Sculptures of wonderful and tiny birds
A pencil’s sharpened tip is tiny, but Marie Cohydon’s artwork is much tiny. She provides a side-by-side contrast of her sculpted bird statues, and the astounding intricacy and tiny size are mind-blowing. At a size no larger than a pinhead, Cohydon performs feats that appear inconceivable, such as opening a toucan’s mouth and spreading its wing feathers.
The sculptor formerly practiced modern jewelry design, a discipline that likewise works on a tiny scale. She explains to My Contemporary Met, „I actually began out carving in tiny on jeweler’s wax, then very simply I used a telescope to examine information and related and to glue my pieces. From that, I learned about the endlessly small’s potential for sculpting.
How Cohydon sees the universe affects how big his paintings are. She is astounded by an animal’s perseverance as well as its vulnerability given how tiny it is when she observes it. She also understands that people are enormous to a bug. She ponders, „Perhaps I needed to learn what it was like to walk in the giant’s shoes.
„To be [creating] in the millimeter is to be in another aspect: consenting to be in the hurricane of vibrations (heart, hands), storm, and earthquakes“ (imperceptible breath of air on the dust). Science states that things no longer act the same way at this size; everything splits cleanly or cracks, and all flies apart when you cut it or attempt to put it together. Such is the world of the microsculptor: building and remaking, twig by twig, slowly but surely, like the bird builds its nest.
To view Cohydon’s work in detail captured with a unique camera magnifier, scroll below. The pencil’s graphite measures 2 millimeters wide and 5 millimeters tall for reference.
Marie Cohydon creates artworks of birds that are minuscule in size and incredibly little.