Presently an Art Director, Amsterdam’s Rosa de Jong suggests that her childhood growing up on a boat has had an impact on her life and work.
The lack of television access, which was indeed very telling, especially contributed to the influence on her art. She has a design studio called “Micro Matter” and here she creates miniscule sculptures, these being extraordinarily created in test tubes.
According to Martin Sanchez of Sweet, her tiny art defies gravity. Of course, when considering art, we consider the practice and process that has gone into it. To consider this, Sanchez mentions some of the items she uses. Some are recycled items and she uses mundane, commonplace, and natural items to create her majestic art pieces. She makes use of twigs, moss, knives, glue, and others. De Jong mentions that patience is required. It is key.
On Sweet’s page of the article, there are several picture of her amazing sculptures. The pictures are provided by “Micro Matter” itself. The pieces are alluring pieces that depict houses, buildings, natural scenes—like an edge of a cliff, mini little skyscrapers, scrupulously detailed and vivid rocks, and even the perilous placement of power lines by a building, where it is implied that a fire could very well be started there.
On her own page, at Behance.com, Art Director Rosa de Jong admits she likes “pretty things” and also that she likes to work with her hands. Other and varying work of hers is in that website on display! She works with other materials too and not only test tubes, have a look!