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From engineer to in-demand 'micro-artist'
Patrick O'Donnell
Europe;Europe

"Good things come in small packages," so the saying goes… and David Lindon appears to have taken this to heart. 

An engineer by trade, Lindon has turned his hobby into a lucrative profession, after his tiny versions of six major artworks sold for $123,000 ahead of his first exhibition.

The collection, consisting of recreations of Munch's The Scream, Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, Monet's Water Lilies, Banksy's Girl With Balloon and Van Gogh's Starry Night and Sunflowers can each fit in the eye of a needle.

 

GALLERY: David Lindon has recreated masterpieces that can fit in the eye of a needle. /David Lindon

GALLERY: David Lindon has recreated masterpieces that can fit in the eye of a needle. /David Lindon

They include Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'... /David Lindon

They include Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'... /David Lindon

...Munch's 'The Scream'... /David Lindon

...Munch's 'The Scream'... /David Lindon

...and Van Gogh's 'Starry Night.' /David Lindon

...and Van Gogh's 'Starry Night.' /David Lindon

 

Lindon, from Bournemouth, UK, said: "I am shocked and surprised by the worldwide interest my micro-art has created. The future is suddenly looking very exciting and I'm not sure if anything will ever be the same again."

The series will be on show at Hammond Galleries' "A New Beginning" exhibition at the Lighthouse Media Centre in Wolverhampton until October 29, before the pieces go to their new private owners.

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