The most minuscule details of a floral bouquet, an old-fashioned camera, a jockey on a horse or a VW bus are rendered with incredibly fine paintbrushes to create paintings smaller than a quarter in artist Lorraine Loots’ series, 365 Postcards for Ants. Loots has been creating a new tiny painting every single day since January 1st, 2013, posting each one on Instagram and engaging fans by allowing them to book sentimental dates and request specific images.
The Cape Town-based artist accumulated a year worth of paintings, nearly all of which pre-sold as they were released, and put them on display in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, before distributing them to their new owners.
“I’ve always had a love for detail and I think that little square space, that little piece of fabric, gives me a place to make something that I feel is close to perfect.”
Follow the ‘365 Postcards for Ants’ series on Instagram @LorraineLoots, and check out the archive of nearly two years’ worth of daily paintings over at Tumblr.