An artist in Taiwan announced his latest creation of what appears to be the smallest dragon sculpture in the world to welcome the year of the dragon in 2012. The sculpture in only half an inch in length and has been displayed on top of coin to emphasize its tiny size. 56-year-old miniature artist Chen Forng-shean from Taiwan said that it took him three months to make the dragon. A magnifying glass attached to the sculpture's glass case helps visitors to see the miniature.
He added, 'the hardest part about making this dragon is the sculpting for the limbs and the claws, these are the most delicate parts, and also its open jaw and the whiskers, those whiskers are very thin. After the dragon was completed, I have to pay attention to its body so it looks like the dragon is above the clouds, that's the dragon's spirit.