Rosa de Jong is an artist based in Amsterdam who creates tiny fantastical floating islands by hand. These carefully crafted miniature landscapes feature little houses embedded in them and they look like they are floating in mid-air. The title of her series consisting of these little breathtaking landscapes is Micro Matter. In order to create them, found wood is repurposed as rugged terrain and tiny houses are carefully placed on steep mountain slopes. The trees and moss that are grown among the jumbles of houses add so much to the striking beauty of these miniature landscapes.
Rosa de Jong’s stunning landscapes definitely look out of this world. However, an earthly familiarity is still present within them. The natural materials that are used to create these mini landscapes are all collected from various places across the world. In one landscape, De Jong used a piece of wood that was found in the Hoh Rainforest. It’s located in the Pacific Northwest region of America. In another piece, De Jong utilized an old tree bard that she found in Florida.
The tiny houses that are used in these landscapes are made using paper and cardboard. After adding them as well as faux foliage, each piece is attached to a wooden frame using thread. The delicate thread that is used for this purpose is handcrafted by her father.
The ‘Micro Matter’ series by Rosa de Jong will make your imagination wander about what lies within these little floating ecosystems. When you look at them, it’s not difficult to imagine minuscule forms of life existing inside. So, check out her amazing work and share your thoughts with us in the comments!
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