Wonderful tiny houses
Rosa de Jong, a Dutch artist, makes fascinating tiny sceneries that seem to float in the air. In her Micro Matter collection, reclaimed wood is used to create mountainous terrain with trees and moss growing around a tangle of buildings that are perilously perched on steep mountains.
Despite having an extraterrestrial appearance, de Jong’s statues have a certain affinity with our planet. Her organic resources can be found all around the planet. De Jong employs wood from the Hoh Rainforest in the Pacific Northwest of the U.s in one piece, and ancient tree bark from a Florida tree in the other. Then she puts her own paper and cardboard tiny dwellings, along with fake foliage—or, as she puts it, „green stuff.“ De Jong then uses threads to skilfully affix every piece to a frame that her dad made out of wood.
The Micro Matter collection by De Jong piques your curiosity in the inhabitants of these microscopic worlds. Every sculpture appears to be a miniature biosphere floating in midair, housed inside of enormous glass tubes or hanging within frameworks. It’s almost possible to picture tiny organisms peeking out from the woods or ascending to the tiny mountain communities.
See more tiny landscapes on de Jong’s webpage and in her Micro Matter collection, which is seen above.
Vertical tiny sceneries Rosa de Jong makes have the appearance of floating in the air.
Every plank of wood comes from a different wood somewhere in the world.
Every tiny habitat is carefully framed by her using thread.
Some are kept inside glass tubes.