Perspectives on Pop Culture and the Arts

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Panda Painted on Human Hair

To contrast Stevo's post on a giant modern art sculpture near Hampstead, here is something on the opposite end of the scale.

BBC News reports that Jin Yin Hua, a Chinese micro-painter, has painted an image of a giant panda using a single human hair as his canvas. The article says that it took Hua ten days to create the piece with a single rabbit hair for a paint brush. Similar to other forms like cubism, the appeal isn't necessarily found in the end result, but the style and process by which it is made/revealed. Pretty remarkable I'd say.

The article says that it is viewable under a microscope, but doesn't mention where it's being exhibited, other than a 'Chinese gallery.'

[Photo credited to the AP via BBC News]


Blogger Phollower said...

Holy Crap! That's amazing. I wonder how many hairs it took before he got it right.

1:45 PM

Blogger Mike said...

No kidding. The article said it took him ten days; I wonder how much of that time was spent on pulling new hairs... as it were.

3:37 PM

Blogger Neal Romanek said...

Now THAT is time well spent.

2:38 PM

Blogger Mike said...

Heck yeah. I've spent the last three weeks trying to paint a picture of George W. on the side of a banana, but am having terrible luck.

7:05 AM


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