Mental Floss

Iceland's Landscapes Created With Wool

Jill Harness

It's one thing to love the natural beauty of a particular country, but it's an entirely different matter to make incredibly detailed dioramas as a reminder of the time you spent there—especially when that creation is constructed from little more than wool.

Canadian-Hungarian artist Eszter Burghardt has done exactly that with her Wooly Sagas series, which was inspired by the time she spent in Iceland as an artist in residence. Each of the miniature landscapes is based on a different aspect of the country's natural beauty; it looks like they're made with nothing more than wool and a bit of water—proving that the material can be used to make much more than just itchy winter sweaters.