Japanese young biologist and artist Shunsuke Tani, has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking at least once in the lifetime, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level.
His favorite coins are of 1 and 4, the lowest of the dimensions and sometimes 500 yen or any other foreign currency. Some of the skeptics claim the artist uses glue and other advanced computer graphics to complete his sculptures. To prove his own technique Tani occasionally shares the videos of his gravity defying sculptures falling apart. It does look painful especially taking into account how many hours he spent to put them together.
Tani always posts his creations on Twitter account, mentioning also the amount of time he used and some funny comments, like “I have no other skills in life, other than this” or “I sacrificed 2 hours of my life.”
Tani originally started stacking coins around 4 years ago and the whole story started from the simple act of stacking 10 and 1 yen coin he had with him at that time. It’s a mesmerizing sight, but also one that you’ll want to hold your breath for.