If you’ve ever tried to thread a needle, you know how tiny the eye is. The eye of a needle is pretty much the universally accepted standard for things that are really, really small. And one artist has basically laughed in the face of that standard.

David Lindon spent much of his adult life as a successful engineer before dedicating his time to taking care of his aging and ill parents. David has since discovered a new passion that combines his creative side with his love for building challenging creations. His craft is called microsculpting, and as the name suggests, it involves using a microscope to create teeny tiny sculptures, many of which can (and do) fit into the eye of a needle.

David describes the nature of his work on his website: “I have spent years of experimentation, development and practice. I use all sorts of material from plastics to things I find around the house. With a variety of techniques and tools that I’ve developed over time I carve and shape my material, slowly adding details and finally colouring. I go through similar processes to a normal sculptor, sketching out designs, making prototypes.”

Check out some of David’s work below. Can you believe he’s only been seriously sculpting for about a year?!

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