Nails are not just for polishing. They are canvases for Japanese stylist Noboru Tomisawa, who is famed for his elaborate fingertip artwork. The Elements mall has an exhibition of his dazzling craft until May 9, and Tomisawa (pictured working on Jennifer Tse Ting-ting) was here on Thursday for the opening. 'The fingers of a woman are an important point of beauty,' he said. 'I want to enhance this by creating nails that are as glittery as jewellery. A woman with sparkling, creative, shining nail art - it's like wearing a diamond on her finger. The emphasis of my nail art is on fantasy and a romantic feel. I don't focus on practical usage, just beautiful to behold.' But he's no fringe artist. Tomisawa's miniature, three-dimensional efforts - pieces resemble flowing water, a bird on a branch, a woman on a beach under an umbrella - have adorned such fashion icons as Bjork, J-pop diva Ayumi Hamasaki and K-pop's BoA. A nail art catwalk show will wrap up the display on Mother's Day, though without Tomisawa's mother. 'My mum isn't really concerned with my art. In fact, she is much more likely to talk about my health and other family things. They are a bit too outrageous for her, but I have polished her nails very often. Nevertheless, I've been thinking about doing a special piece of nail art for her for Mother's Day.'