roman ruins and sculpture

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I stumbled across these gorgeous miniature ‘sculptures of ancient Greek and Roman ruins, that retain all the aforementioned characteristics, despite being so much smaller in size.The British artist Micheal Simmonds, first prize winner of the Verona International Sculptor Symposium award in 1999 and possessing an education both in history of art and architectural stone carving, uses marble and stone to bring these perfect, tiny ruins to life, giving them a detailed, elaborate form, that seems however somehow to be growing naturally out of the raw material’. They reminded me a lot of my project and has got me thinking in terms of the scale of the objects i have been studying.