It is one of the largest animals in the world, but when it comes to depicting it, an artist decided to make it as small as possible.
Jonty Hurwitz, born in South Africa, created a microscopic sculpture no larger than a crumb – a remarkable one-tenth of a millimeter barely visible to the human eye.
His aim was to represent the fragile state of the elephant in Africa.
The sculpture was created through a process called nano-painting.
It is too small to be seen with the naked eye, so it must be viewed and photographed under a microscope.
Describing the process on his website, Mr. Hurwitz said the structure was created using groundbreaking new 3D printing technology and a technique called ‘Multiphoton Lithography.’