Greek artist Gregory Grozos breathes new life into ancient jewelry by inserting miniature worlds into pocket watches and pendants. Inspired by classic art, fantasy and steampunk, each handmade miniature work of art tells tales of imaginary microcosms, where tiny figurines are placed among tiny houses, workplaces and even forests. .
“A few years ago, I had the idea of creating a very small world that a person can carry on them,” reveals Grozos. “Then I started to develop ways to do just that. My work is very thorough and most parts take days or even weeks to complete. Each carefully composed trinket is made up of countless individually placed items, such as tiny figurines, small cogs, and miniature trees. Many of Grozos’ steampunk-inspired pieces appear to house entire factories inside their metal cases, with intricate machinery and tiny people working inside.
Other pieces are inspired by fairy tales, such as a pocket watch with a miniature Jacques and the beanstalk scene inside. Despite the lack of space, Grozos still manages to tell the whole story by cleverly dividing the stage into levels linked by the famous beanstalk. Another piece features a tiny apothecary inside a Victorian era pocket watch case. Impressive, it is full of small details, such as rows of bottles, jars and containers of various sizes.
You can see many more miniature Grozos worlds and even buy some on Etsy.
Greek artist Gregory Grozos breathes new life into ancient jewelry by inserting miniature worlds into pocket watches and pendants.
Each carefully composed trinket is made up of countless individually placed elements.
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