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These Incredible Drawings Are Etched Onto Single Grains Of Sand

Artists Vik Muniz and Marcelo Coelho have turned the concept of sandcastles upside-down.

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Then Coelho would trace the drawing onto each particle using a Focused Ion Beam. Each line etched is only a tiny fraction of the width of a human hair.

The entire project took Muniz and Coelho four years. This video shows the mind-bogglingly intricate process in more detail.

If you're in Israel, you can check out these 'sandcastles' at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.