The epic fantasy series of Game of Thrones is known for a few things: spectacular, jaw-dropping landscapes. Grand battle scenes featuring a sweeping assortment of magical creatures. Anything that you'd associate with the word 'majestic'. This time, however, one guy is taking the show to the other extreme: presenting the larger-than-life characters as intricate, incredibly detailed and tiny sculptures, right on the graphite tips of pencils.
Russian artist and sculptor Salavat Fidai is this guy, and for HBO Asia, he's produced 16 Game of Thrones-themed sculptures, painstakingly carved into the tips of fragile graphite pencils with diameters between 2mm to 5mm (!).
As one of the leading experts in the field of miniature sculpture, Fidai has created some incredible works - including the likeness of pop culture characters like Bart Simpson, Yoda and Batman - all using a craft knife, a magnifying glass and a single light.
For this exhibition, the 16 pencils on display includes the microsculpture carvings of sigils from House Stark, House Targaryen, House Greyjoy, House Baratheon and House Lannister, Cersei’s new crown, Drogon the dragon, Jon Snow’s Long Claw, and of course, the Iron Throne.
Game of Thrones may not be back for another couple of months (the seventh season premieres on July 17 at 9am, exclusively on HBO Starhub TV Ch 601), but this fascinating exhibition will at least amuse you for a little while. Queen Cersei would approve.
Check out how Fidai creates his impressive microsculptures.
GAME OF THRONES A Pencil Microsculpture Exhibition by Salavat Fidai
Dates: From now to 4 June
Location: K+ Curatorial Space (#03-11/12/13 Scotts Square), daily from 11.30am to 8.30pm.
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