Is this the world’s smallest sculpture?

‘CNN Ones to Watch’ captures Hurwitz’s figure of a woman who can only be viewed through a microscope, as she dances delicately on a single strand of human hair. His quest to merge art and science is limitless – he makes vast bronze sculptures using algorithms and mirrors which play with perspectives.

The programme follows Hurwitz in the laboratory at one of the world’s leading universities in engineering and natural sciences, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, as the alchemist turned artist crafts a new work.



A nano sculpture about trust, tiny in space yet born of a love spanning a lifetime.

2014 | Mixed Media | approx. 80 x 100 x 20 microns

2015 Guinness World Record for "The smallest sculpture of a human form"

Destruction of the Sculptures


Cupid and Psyche

The Second Kiss

 2014 | Mixed Media | approx. 0.01 cm x 0.009 cm x 0.01 cm

In this embrace on the head of an ant, I tell the mythical story of love lost, a journey, great challenges and a finally a moment of joining. 

Nano Photography byStehpan Diller,


Inspired by Antonia Canova's work in the Louvre Museum, Paris "Psyche revived by Cupid's Kiss" (1787 - 1793).


My Past

In the collection of  the Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

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