`All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. ~Martin H. Fischer
4 January 2009
Artist Saimir Strati holds world records both for the largest toothpick mosaic and largest nail mosaic in the world. The above work is created with tens of thousands of individual nails set at different heights and angles to create subtle differences in tone and reflectivity. His toothpick mosaic features over 1.5 million individual toothpicks. Aside from these record-setting creations he also paints colorful and abstract landscapes and composes fantastical mosaic scenes in more conventional materials like tiles.