Rosa de Jong, a Dutch artist, creates contemporary art inside test tubes. What you weren’t expecting was that those would be tiny worlds. It’s something that we never seen before but follows the idea of small boats inside bottles.
She makes little floating worlds that we all want to live in. Using a variety of materials ranging from sticks brought in by her pet cat, rocks from the Caribbean, and sand from the Monument Valley, de Jong uses glass test tubes to house tiny scenes comprised of everything from houses and trees to tents and water towers. Her miniature creations are part of a series called Micro Matter, and you can learn more about them on her website. She’s also in the process of setting up a web-shop, so hopefully we can all own a miniature world in the near future.
The little houses and buildings are all handmade using natural objects and some model making elements like faux moss. Some pieces even play with gravity and appear to grow both upward and downward.
After studying for commercial art direction and working for one or two agencies, she started working for her own clients. Designing can be intense. “The more experience I have, the more respect I have for other people’s creativity. ”
It’s so much easier criticizing something that somebody else already did than making something from scratch.
The artist states: “I want to make things people want to look at, not something they’re forced to look at.”