Just like larger than life models attract us with their gigantic forms, miniature structures too with their tiny size. So let us have a look at a dragon sculpture by a Taiwanese artist that is being touted as the world’s smallest dragon sculpture ever created.
The handcrafted black resin sculpture with gold patches was created to welcome 2012, the year of the dragon. If you are wondering about the size…well it measures just 1.2 cm in length! The picture you can see above compares the sculpture with that of a Taiwanese dollar coin.
The tiny dragon crafted by miniature art specialist Chen Forng-shean was on display at a local library, making it possible for curious onlookers to get a glimpse of the wonder assisted by a magnifying glass kept in front of it. Accompanying the sculpture was also a miniature calligraphy as well. With several failed attempts for a period of three months the artist was finally successful in accomplishing the delicate form.
Chen Forng-shean states, “The hardest part about making this dragon is the sculpting for the limbs and the claws, these are the most delicate parts, and also its open jaw and the whiskers, those whiskers are very thin. After the dragon was completed, I have to pay attention to its body so it looks like the dragon is above the clouds, that’s the dragon’s spirit.”