Here's a couple bits of tiny art inspiration to get your creative juices flowing for this year's Balsa Man!
The World’s Smallest Postal Service (WSPS) is a teeny tiny transcription service and roaming post office. Artist Lea Redmond is the Postmaster, setting up her tiny mobile office in cafes and shops where passers-by can write a letter and have it turned into a “world’s smallest letter.”
Your letter is transcribed on a miniature desk in the tiniest of script, sealed with a miniscule wax seal with the sender’s initial pressed into it, packaged up with a magnifying glass in a glassine envelope, and finished off with a large wax seal. It is a double delight: for both the sender and the recipient.
When: Saturday, March 13th from 2pm to 6pm Where: The Curiosity Shoppe – 855 Valencia Street (twn 19th & 20th) – SF Cost: Free to watch letters being made, $8 to order your own.
Miniature cities on household objects
The senior thesis exhibition, at the Kyoto University of Art and Designhas some amazing small works on display which perfectly fit into this year's theme, "The Forged Village." I wish I could go to Kyoto myself and see these wonderfully detailed cities atop common household objects.
More info and photos at Spoon and Tomago: Student Work | Kyoto University of Art and Design.