Miniature Sculptures in Glass Test Tubes
The inspiration for this project came with the awareness of the fact that if you look at art, illustrations, drawings - anything creative, it's really nice and inspirational if there's space inside, an other dimension (this can be abstract too).
This makes looking at it a little bit like meditation, instead of thinking, you get to be inside for a moment. With this realisation, the project Micro Matter came to life.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Micro Matter consist of a series of miniature worlds floating inside upside down glass test tubes. Towering houses, sky scrapers, campsites and a water tower, each sculpture inspires the next. All pieces are handmade and of every world there is only one.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The Micro Matter series is designed to take you out of this world for a moment, into another. Empty your mind while looking at them, a small space of peace in your home. Because of the glass, the worlds get to be in a small dome, completely closed off from the outside world.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in the summer 0f 2015 in Amsterdam and is still ongoing. It was exhibited at SKB Amsterdam in march and april 2016.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Made by hand.
Tools used: tweezers, a small knife, a paper knife,
patience, triangle ruler
Materials used: glass test tubes, cardboard, sticks, train model materials, wire, sand.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
200mm x 30mm
miniature, test tube, micro, diorama, little world, glass, architecture
Since the project started as a hobby, no research was ever done.
Since there is a whole series of miniatures, the creative challenge is to keep them original, but not to overthink them.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
All images are made by me.