To See A World In A Toilet Roll


This is the intricate work of French artist Anastassia Elias – she creates little worlds confined by the cardboard tube of a toilet roll.  These tiny scenes (from animals in the wilderness, to fun-fairs, to miners digging the wall of the tube) are cut out of paper which has the same shade of gray as the cardboard, making the scenes appear to be a part of the roll.  They are then carefully glued into place with the aid of tweezers.  When lit from behind the scenes have a wonderful sense of depth and life.


The majority of her work is in the field of painting, but for me the toilet rolls stand out a mile – you can see more of what she does here.

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