Art & Design

Postcards for Ants: An Ongoing Miniature Painting Project by Lorraine Loots

Lorraine Lootss project Postcards for Ants was launched on the 1st January 2013. Ever since and for the rest of the year, she whould create a different artwork, the size of which is slightly over that of a small coin.

There was a second phase of the project, on the occasion of Cape Town being the World Design Capital 2014. This time, she wants to showcase her hometown and if you want, you can reserve a painting, through her website, even though the rest of the year is already reserved. Those who have made a reservation, suggest 5 paintings and the artist chooses the one she prefers. In order to give life to the “reservations”, she uses pencils and paint brushes, but not a device to help her magnify what she is creating.

You can see all of her miniature artwork here, while she talks of her project in Gareth Pon‘s video. Unfortunately, she doesn’t say if a 2015 project will follow.

Postcards for Ants: A 365 Day Miniature Painting Project by Lorraine Loots painting miniature