You Probably Recognize This Work Of Art, But It’s Keeping A Tiny Secret

Salavat Fidai gained a reputation for being seriously cool when he started creating sculptures from pencil tips, and luckily for us, he’s at it again. What makes Fidai so unique is that he can turn just about anything into a canvas, and when he saw some pumpkin seeds one day, he knew exactly what he needed to do.

Using tiny paint brushes, acrylics, and a variety of small seeds, he created a collection that you have to see to believe.

Fidai wasn’t always a professional artist. In fact, he had to lose his job as a lawyer to really harness his craft.

“I was a lawyer near Ufta, Russia, when I was laid off,” he writes. “Rather than find another office job, I devoted myself to art. I can now support my family by selling these miniature works.”

When it comes to choosing subjects for this series, he loves recreating some of the world’s most iconic images.

“My favorite canvas is the humble pumpkin seed,” he writes. “Its smooth, white surface is perfect for making tiny copies of paintings like Van Goghs Starry Night.”

Fidai also creates more traditional work, but there’s a distinct difference between those projects and his miniatures.

According to the artist, “When I work with oil on canvas, it’s more emotional and expressive. When I’m painting with acrylic on seeds, it’s a matter of hard work and attention to detail.”

Although he loves drawing inspiration from classic works, he’s also a lover of pop culture. Like just about everyone else, he’s a huge fan of Breaking Bad. Why not show the cast a little love, too?

He also created a timely nod to this beloved franchise.

He also created a timely nod to this beloved franchise.

Plenty of artists can put paint on canvas and call it a day, but it takes someone special to find magic in things that most people consider mundane.

To check out more of Salavat Fidai’s work, be sure to visit his website. If you want one of these amazing miniatures to call your own, head over to his Etsy shop.

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