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Look at this Little Thing!

All kinds of awesome miniature and tiny things to look at!
Mar 30 '14

Including a repeating motif of fictional cityscapes, Kevin Chen’s drawings feature intricately detailed minarets, towers and capitals which he has called “fictional cities,” inspired by a combination of archetypes and styles. This series of work, “The View from There” was prompted by the artist’s shifting perspective of urban vistas and skylines after relocating from New York to Oakland. “Out here in California, there is a lot more space and vistas where you can see the urban fabric from a distance,” he said in an interview with KQED. “I became entranced trying to capture the feeling you can get from seeing the city from afar.” Both familiar and foreign, city skylines instigate reflection upon the feeling of anticipation, whether towards a return to home and familiar place, or the allure and excitement of reaching foreign lands and travelling. The gallery also provides magnifying lenses to view the exacting detail of Chen’s miniature drawings, a tool that the artist himself uses when drawing in order to, he says “…create a series of work that rewards the viewer with each subsequent deeper look.”

Mar 30 '14

showslow:

The intricate magic of pencil lead sculptor Dalton Ghetti.

Mar 29 '14
vicdeleon:

Shooting the cover of The Stranger’s Brunch Guide!

vicdeleon:

Shooting the cover of The Stranger’s Brunch Guide!

Mar 28 '14

a-mini-a-day:

Exquisite mini animal sculptures by Anya Stone.
But HOW, though, just HOW.

Mar 27 '14

badalmer:

BRANDON A. DALMER
As They Arrive, 2011
Mixed Media Installation on and within Octagon
24” X 12” X 12”

Mar 26 '14
Mar 25 '14

vicdeleon:

Small leftover bits and minimalist dioramas for the “budget pile” at my show this weekend. Visit BemisArts.com for more info and directions.

VicDelirium.com

Mar 24 '14

smithsonianmag:

How a Chicago Heiress Trained Homicide Detectives With an Unusual Tool: Dollhouses

Frances Glessner Lee’s miniature murder scenes are dioramas to die for

By Jimmy Stamp

Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) was a millionaire heiress and Chicago society dame with a very unusual hobby for a woman raised according to the strictest standards of nineteenth century domestic life: investigating murder. And she did this through a most unexpected medium: dollhouse-like dioramas.

Read more at Smithsonian.com.