Men of the Manhattan Project in Matches

Noah Scalin, an artist in Richmond, Virginia, is endlessly inventive in his choice of materials. We've previously seen him build skull art every day for an entire year, funny faces with food on plates, and a portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson out of electrical sockets.

For his latest, project, Scalin is using matches. He's created portraits of five scientists who participated in the Manhattan Project, including the above image of Albert Einstein. After making each portrait, he ignited them, which is perhaps a reference to the fiery weapon produced by these scientists.

Scalin's series is currently on display at the Krause Gallery in New York City.

Leó Szilárd


Edward Teller

Otto Frisch

Enrico Fermi

-via Lustik

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