domenica 13 settembre 2009

The Aftermath

Compelled by calamity's magnet
They loiter and stare as if the house
Burnt-out were theirs, or as if they thought
Some scandal might any minute ooze
From a smoke-chocked closet into light;
No deaths, no prodigious injuries
Glut these hunters after an old meat,
Blood-spoor of the austere tragedies.

Sylvia Plath, The Aftermath.

Beyond dioramas, something I always liked and never did, there's the intricate world of Thomas Doyle . Sculpted in 1:43 scale and smaller, his scenes are all about apparently ordinary stories, quite moments where something went weird or where something strange is about to happen.




In his own words:
"I am interested in beauty, absurdity, chance, and contradictions, all of which make their way into my work in some form or another."







The whole construction is often sealed in glass - bubbled, trapped, no escape - like everything you see is happening in a fragile dream. Something that remind me a lot of Martin-Munoz amazing snowglobes.




You can read a nice interview of Thomas Doyle here .

12 commenti:

Toosdai ha detto...

wow. these pieces pieces are bittersweet and smart, like a good dark comedy. i love them.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse ha detto...

These are beyond brilliant. If someone got me one of these as a gift I think I wouldn't stop smiling for a week...

Jessica Cangiano ha detto...

Such incredibly wonderful masterpieces! I've long been a fan of miniatures of all sorts (I actively collect a Japanese 1/6th scale brand of miniatures called "Re-Ment"), I really loved seeing these wonderful photos. Thank you very much for sharing them with us, honey!

Hope you have a splendid Monday & week ahead!
♥ Jessica

L'armadio del delitto ha detto...

Mai sentito parlare prima. Veramente interessante e particolare.

Stéphanie ha detto...

So nice !

Meaghan Kelly ha detto...

this is such an amazing post!!! these are awesome pieces!

Polly Farthing ha detto...

Wow I've never seen these I love that you've posted about something so different. They're creepy but cool!

Nicomi "Nix" Turner ha detto...

:D Wow!

Tink in My Closet ha detto...

I'm in awe of these little works of art!

Amelia ha detto...

I have got to read some Sylvia Plath. And, wow, these sculptures are super-cool. Thanks for sharing :)

beckyxoxo ha detto...

wow great pics ! brilliant !

Vanessa Jackman (Street+Style = StreetStyle) ha detto...

wow, they are incredible: the colours and size make them seem very "sweet" but then you study the scenes and it is like, woah, there is something deeply dark going on here as well...extraordinary