Matchstick Art

13 May

Over my life I have travelled and seen different cultures and various lifestyles and

In my experiences I have seen many different forms of Arts and Crafts which are unique and intrinsically beautiful to each and every country. From the Headdress of the New Guinea people to the eclectic religious peoples off the coast of South Vietnam . I have developed an appreciation of their various talents and crafts .Today I want to share with you a unique piece of artwork I bought back from South America when I lived there a few years back. My wife took me to a place situated a few miles out of Santiago Chile that specialised in Arts and crafts that you would find in any country except that here I found something I thought was unique and strange in its Art form.

I purchased a sample of the craftsman work.

This young artist specialises in the art of sculpture from matchsticks

He was busy sculpturing a cowboy at the time I was there which I subsequently purchased , on the bench before him I was astounded to see the array of his talents , there was the Eiffel Tower , the Virgin Mary , ships and planes , all carved so minutely it was amazing , he was able to carve from a matchstick anything that you can imagine.

I realise that there is many other styles of miniature art forms throughout the world but to me to witness this young guy at his work was mesmerising and awesome to say the least.

My next return to Chile I will surely be bringing back more examples of this young artists works.

I submit a pix of the miniature cowboy I purchased and after you see it I hope you will appreciate as I did the skills of a modern day artist from South America specializing in the miniature.



Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Uncategorized


8 responses to “Matchstick Art

  1. jennyozzy

    June 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    you didnt tell me about this site emu xxjen

  2. Cat.

    May 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Hey, hey, hey … Ian, nice to see you back, and share “stuff” with us again. Wishing you well, always, cat.

  3. powerofwow

    May 14, 2011 at 7:58 am

    That’s an amazing miniture carving and must have required great skill… Thankyou for sharing Ian.. much appreciated… 🙂
    Have a magical day… 🙂

  4. suemacarthur

    May 13, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Some people are so gifted,it so small, but so beautiful
    Hope you have good weekend
    Take care

  5. Beth Marie

    May 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    The miniature is awesome. Great buy Ian!

  6. penpusherpen

    May 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Wow, Ian, thanks for sharing such a wonderful talent. Amazing to think how much skill must be used to carefully craft such a miniature from a matchstick. Awesome my freind, just awesome. xPenx

  7. prenin

    May 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Oh WOW!!!

    Now THAT’s Talent!!! 😮

    God Bless!


  8. Sue Dreamwalker

    May 13, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Amazing!! Emu… there is certainly a weath of Talent out there Emu… Each person upon this planet brings with them amazing talents.. Some in crafted items such as these, others in Song, others In verse, Others who just Care, and others who write and share…
    Sharing our various gifts brings each of us closer together in this world Emu..

    Thank you dear feathered Friend for Sharing… For I would not have been able to see how such talent exists if you had not shared..
    We each of us Grow as we enlighten others..
    Love and Blessings.. I hope we get to see more of your travels and hidden Gems you have in that store cupboard of you mind….
    have a Great Weekend Emu.. and keep shaking those Tail feathers.. 🙂


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