MDF | Photo by @salavat.fidai Using a microscope and a crafting knife, Russian artist …


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Photo by @salavat.fidai
Using a microscope and a crafting knife, Russian artist Salavat Fidai (@salavat.fidai) carves tiny, detailed sculptures on the graphite tips of pencils. “Graphite is a very fragile material and the sculptures are exceedingly small,” says Salavat, who quit his 25-year-long law career in 2013 to become an artist. “Pencil carving is an extremely intense and time-consuming process — one sculpture may take up to 12 hours. I usually spend one or two days crafting each object.”
See some of Salavat’s creations today on our story and on our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.


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