The Russian artist Salavat Fidai is responsible for a very unusual and difficult kind of art. Fidai uses the tips of pencils to create tiny sculptures, using only a craft knife, a magnifying glass, and a hell of a lot of creativity to put his gift into practice. Fidai spends hours on creating the simplest sculptures, and days to come up with the most complex ones. He’s a perfectionist, which is precisely why the tips of pencils are his chosen subjects to create various sculptures, many of which are pop culture characters. Here is a special selection of some of the most extraordinary pencil tip sculptures created by this talented artist. Enjoy!
The raised fist symbol represents the unity and solidarity, generally with oppressed people, and the color of the fist can be associated with black nationalism and sometimes socialism – all represented on a tiny pencil tip sculpture. Amazing!