Peter Root is a UK-based artist with an eye for detail and the complex. His Ephemicropolis project is a miniature city made out of 100,000 staples assembled over 40 hours, and is an example of his labor-intensive and out-of-the-box thinking. He has worked in various mediums, ranging from staples to almond soap, and even potatoes as mediums and the artist has gained a following through online videos of his work. His artwork has been featured in over 20 exhibits globally, including the BBC's Big Screen Project "Digital Detritus". Root says, "The work I create regularly involves highly labor-intensive, mantra-like procedures of construction and assemblage." Check out videos of his process below.

Root creating Ephemicropolis: