Paintings for Ants

Lorraine Loots challenged herself to make a miniature painting everyday for a whole year without the intention of anything else beyond the concept. The Cape Town-based artist has always had a love for detail and came up with ‘365 Paintings for Ants’ as another outlet to express her creativity. Uploading her artwork to Tumblr and Instagram soon gained her loyal followers and commissioned work for people requesting specific dates that held a special meaning to them. Using a magnifying glass to apply the intricate details to each piece, she writes the date last to stamp its uniqueness. Loots finds painting the miniscule pictures to be much more fulfilling knowing that she is creating it for someone to love as opposed to painting it to fulfill a project she had put upon herself.

To see how one artist envisions miniature worlds, try The Lilliputian Worlds of Kendal Murray.

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