Turkish sculpture Necati Korkmaz makes tiny works of art, most of which can only be fully appreciated with a magnifying glass. His latest effort is a chess set smaller than a thumbtack. The board is 9 millimeters square and the pieces, around 1.5-3 millimeters in size, are moved with tiny sticks. Korkmaz hopes to be recognized by Guinness World Records; the current record holder is US artist Ara Ghazaryan with his 15.3 millimeters square set. From Anadolu Agency:
Necati Korkmaz told Anadolu Agency that he worked around six hours every day in the last six months to finish his tiny chess set.
"From time to time, I was very tired but it is a great pleasure to see the work of art finished," Kormaz said.
"I prepared a really usable micro chess set."