Definition of DIORAMA according to merriam-webster.com:
- a scenic representation in which a partly translucent painting is seen from a distance through an opening
- a scenic representation in which sculptured figures and lifelike details are displayed usually in miniature so as to blend indistinguishably with a realistic painted background
- a life-size exhibit (as of a wildlife specimen or scene) with realistic natural surroundings and a painted background
I have a passion for dioramas. To me, they have that eerie Victorian feel of beauty and somewhat gruesomeness: these scenes locked in a jar. ..yes, try to analyze that ;0)
I love making them from found objects and things I find in thrift stores for next to nothing. Odds and ends from drawers with no real purpose (anymore). I am totally in love with this wedding cake ornament..poor things waited for me in a box with other treasures for 0.25 cents.
I never think out/ design a diorama ahead of time. I just lay out a group of things and look at my collection of glass containers of any kind and I let it happen.
In my opinion…one should not think too much ;0) But they do make lovely objects to photograph, not?
One day I will go to New York and look at the most beautiful dioramas in the world in this museum.
Ik heb een passie voor dioramas en vind t heerlijk ze ook zelf te maken van allerlei overgebleven dingetjes die ik overal en nergens vandaan haal. Op een dag, ga ik naar New York, naar dit museum om de mooiste diorama’s in de wereld te bekijken.
Love and Liefs, Johanna