Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Etikoppaka miniature artist eyes world record

By Nivedita Ganguly
A 1.2 mm artwork of miniature artist S. Chinnayachari. | Photo Credit: Special Arangement
At S. Chinnayachari’s humble art space in Etikoppaka village of Visakhapatnam district, there’s barely any art visible, at least to the naked eye. But peer into one of the magnifying glasses, and you will be rewarded with a tiny portrait of ‘Ram Sita Pattabhishekam’ marvelously set on half a poppy seed, or parrots perched on a strand of human hair. Over the past 25 years, he has crafted several pieces of micro-miniatures, some of which are reportedly the world’s smallest. Undeterred by the challenges, he has pushed his creative limits further to make the most challenging work of his life with a 1.2 mm artwork of ‘Ram Sita Pattabhishekam’ set on half a poppy seed. [More]