Diorama viewed through 7.5 in. (19 cm) window. Styrene, acrylic, cast neoprene, hair, paper, ash, talc, starch, polyurethane foam, vinyl film, wood, steel, lighting, BK7 glass.
Diorama viewed through 3 in. (7.6 cm) window. Wood, extruded styrene, acrylic, paper, ash, talc, starch, acrylite, vinyl film, copper, steel, lighting, BK7 glass.
Artist Patrick Jacobs creates small dioramas embedded in gallery walls, encased in magnifying lenses with a diameter as small as three inches. The effect is uncanny, focusing the viewers attention on the absolute tiniest of spaces containing lush green fields, cramped apartments, and clumps of small mushrooms. The pieces can take several weeks to complete, though one installation has consumed his spare time for over two years. Jacobs was born in California in 1971, attended the Art Institute of Chicago and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. (via arrested motion)
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