Microsculptures by Nikolai Aldunin. Jesus Christ once told his disciples that it is ‘easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God’. Master of micro miniature Nikolai Aldunin managed to fit seven of the animals – and three palm trees – in the middle of a needle. Nikolai Aldunin was born September 1, 1956, in the Southern village of Lamovatka of Voronezh region. Since childhood Nikolai has loved to work with metals and metal products. While working as a mechanic, and then as a turner at the industrial enterprises, comprehended the secrets of metalworking. Somehow, his inner instinct once unerringly picked metal cutting mode. According to him, the existing metal processing technology is imperfect. A few years ago he had the idea to shoe a flea. He wanted to prove that it is not in vain Russian writer Nikolai Leskov glorified the Tula craftsman for the whole world. Two years of preparing, and then sat down at the microscope. Three months later, when finished, he realized that “has found himself” in miniatures. He quit his job and decided to seriously master this very difficult and interesting crafts. Miniatures are made under a microscope. All works are made by hand, without using any machines and mechanisms.
Of all the natural and man-made materials, master of micro-miniature Nikolai Aldunin from childhood loved metals and metal products. Nikolai Aldunin believes that the achievement of human goals in life depends on the willingness. And the higher is goal, the greater should be the desire.
Microsculptures by Nikolai Aldunin