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Miniature Diorama Photographer

Miniature Marvels at the St. Augustine Art Association

There’s a new miniature show that just opened, and it just so happens to be local to me, and have one of my pieces in it!

I found out about the Miniature Marvels show on Sunday, February 24th and immediately got an idea for it. I’m typically pretty against creating new work for shows, but was passionate about making this particular piece. I’ve never felt I could just print photos small for a miniature based show, and am not a miniaturist per say, so I just don’t enter them. This idea however allowed me to combine actual tangible miniatures with my miniature diorama photography.

The only problem was that pieces had to physically be turned in, no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, February 27th. So with the quickest turn around ever I got to work, making ‘ a miniature gallery of photos of miniatures.’

The frames are hand made with polymer clay, and surround 1 to 2 inch wide prints of my photos created over the past 6 years or so. In a sense it’s my miniature portfolio. I arranged everything in a shadow box, with some pieces resting on a dollhouse scale wooden floor waiting to be hung.

I’m pretty happy with the piece over all (although with more time I would have changed a thing or two), and it got into the show! I have some ideas to make similar pieces even better in the future, but they may not work for a show where the pieces have to be 12×12 inches or smaller, so we’ll see where I go with this concept. Now fingers crossed it sells :P

The opening on Friday, March 1 during St. Augustine Art Walk was packed! Awards were being presented for both the miniature show and student show and I’d venture to say close to 500 people were there.

The miniature show will be on view through March 31, so if you’re in the area, definitely go check it out!

Here are some more images of pieces within the show, but don’t worry, there are still a ton more to see if you go. [click on an image to view it larger in a carousel view]

If you do go, let me know your thoughts!

St. Augustine Art Association – 22 Marine St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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