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Taking things that are really small and painting something on them -- like The Lord's Prayer on a grain of rice -- is cool and all, but haven't we all been there? Here's a great new twist on the miniature painting craze, but with a decidedly oddball touch: a basketball scene diorama by Mexican artist Enrique Ramos, complete with players and stands full of fans, composed of painted and preserved carpenter ants. Trust us, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson -- yes, the ants are painted to look like actual players -- have rarely appeared so dynamic.
June 15, 2012