diorama show


Patrick Jacobs
Pink Forest with Stump, 2016
Styrene, acrylic, cast neoprene, paper, hair, polyurethane foam, ash, talc, starch, acrylite, vinyl film, copper, wood, steel, lighting, BK7 glass
28 × 18 ½ × 20 ¼ in

& other carious window installation  dioramas below. You can catch a few of these little wonders including Pink Forest… at the Armory Show in NY with Pierogi Gallery this weekend. 

Hello Everyone!

Here’s the progress i have made with the base of the “At Night They Howl” Space Wolf diorama, which will show Bjorn the Fell-Handed.

I have spent around 22 hours on it so far, and i will put it aside for now. I will finish it after i will have the models painted, so i will know where to fix the light. My intention is to create a nighttime scene, with the area lit by the moonlight, with the same light fading to the sides.

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

The Man Who Flew Into Space From His Apartment

Created in 1984, the viewer enters the installation through a single door and is invited to visit the separate rooms, only one of which cannot be entered and must be viewed through cracks in a door that has been shoddily boarded up. The Man Who Flew into Space from His Apartment tells the story of one of the residents who built a catapult-like contraption to shoot himself through the roof into outer space, where he would travel on powerful streams of energy. A text describes the story as narrated by three of the other residents, one of whom happened to know the cosmonaut better than the others yet admits, “I didn’t know him well.” The room still contains the contraption, a gaping hole in the ceiling, and scientific drawings and diagrams tacked to a wall that is covered with wallpaper composed of old Soviet propaganda posters. A diorama of the town shows the man’s expected projectile path into outer space. The text explains that shortly after the man went into orbit authorities arrived and boarded up the room.


Diorama WIP by Issy ♥
Via Flickr:
Just a quick, crappy photo to show my diorama progress. Documenting for a blog post for my close friend. :) Flea is just plonked there for scale. x)

Stranger Things on Netflix is so good that we had to make a diorama. The music, the characters, and the story were just what we needed. We especially loved Eleven. She’s one of the best young female characters ever written. Plus, she’s got a thing for waffles and so do we.
It’s worth all the hype. Go watch it now. 


Hello Everyone!

So after a month i have finished building the “At Night They Howl” diorama, showing Bjorn the Fell-Handed.

Now it’s time for painting - i give myself one month to paint it :)

I will post the progress in dedicated album “At Night They Howl” - so if any one is interested in following the progress, and maybe will have some questions - please feel free to ask them.


Nathalie Lété, en quelque sorte, s'est payé le luxe de se faire un diorama grandeur nature. Non seulement lors de l'expo de La Piscine à Roubaix dont griffes.tumblr.com nous a si souvent et bien parlé, mais aussi dans son show room parisien.
Photos tirées du magazine Milk.


I was really excited when I found out that the historic museum had a special exhibition about the Roman Army and seriously, it was so worth the visit.

They had lots of life sized drawings of all sorts of Roman Legionaries and in addition some amazingly detailed dioramas in it, in addition to lots of great reconstructions of tools and outfits.

I think my favourite one was the massive diorama that showed the size of an entire Roman legion. It really shows how big these combat units really were!

All Gilmore Girls Town Meetings

Townie love and fun at its weirdest. Let me know if I’ve missed any meetings

  • “See you all next week when everyone gets fingerprinted for the government.” Luke and Lorelai’s relationship is discussed with charts. “You can have my word and a couple of middle fingers on that, Taylor.”(5.03, Written in the Stars)
  • “Ticks are bad! Move on!” Jackson’s greenhouse is built too close to the edge of his property and he decides to run for town selectman. “He’s our Papa Doc.”(5.04, Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too)
  • “Your enthusiasm … shocks me.” Kirk brings his girlfriend to the meeting and tells everyone about it. “He said nothing to me or my girlfriend.” “I’m here for you and your sexy beard, Taylor.”(4.07, The Festival of Living Art)
  • A pickle train car spills. “This is a matter of pride, people!” “Pickle smell gone in 48 hours… along with everything good about Stars Hollow.”(7.05, The Great Stink)
  • All streets are to be renamed to historical names. Sores and Boils Alley. Lorelai reaches an agreement for a better name until Taylor pats her on the head.(6.06, Welcome to the Dollhouse)
  • Discuss the Jess situation. “He controls the weather and wrote the screenplay to Glitter!” Bootsy and Luke argue over the plaster handprint. Mia attends.(2.08, The Ins and Outs of Inns)
  • Jackson is tricked into having a town meeting. Giant scissors. “Only hell waits for me at a town meeting.”(5.09, Emily Says Hello)
  • Kirk applies to do his “Kirk in a box” The town finds out they don’t get to go to Rory’s Yale graduation. “Lulu can play Rory.”(7.21, Unto the Breach)
  • Lorelai tries to get approval from the Historical Society for the Dragonfly reconstruction. Everyone exchanges misdirected mail. Taylor gets girly magazines. (4.04, Chicken or Beef)
  • Luke plans a secret town meeting for Rory’s going-away party. “Dude, you’re who’s highly irregular!” (7.22, Bon Voyage)
  • Luke wants the reenactors to attend Louie’s funeral. Harry’s House of Twinkle Lights closes. “Late again, are we? Yes, I hope I’m not pregnant!” The hirsute hippie opened a produce stand in the park. “Cart, kiosk, cart/kiosk.” Taylor left me twisting song.(2.17, Dead Uncles and Vegetables)
  • Taylor proposes killing deer. Kirk proposes releasing a pack of wolves.(3.22, Those Are Strings, Pinocchio)
  • Taylor takes over the entire festival budget for the hay bale maze. Kirk is a minotaur. (7.18, Hay Bale Maze)
  • Taylor wants to open a soda shop. Kirk shows the diorama of the proposed shop. (3.03, Application Anxiety)
  • The 3 a.m. meeting. Taylor tries to remotely control the Winter Carnival. (6.12, Just Like Gwen and Gavin)
  • The town loner. Jesus waits for Patty. Too many birds landing on light poles. Taylor proposes putting sharp spikes up and “when they land, pow - they’re shish-kabobs”(3.06, Take the Deviled Eggs)
  • The Twickham House is to be made into a museum. “No one’s dumping you in a landfill, Kirk.” Luke uncharacteristically volunteers to help and it comes out that he threw a frying pan at Taylor’s head.(5.18, to Live and Let Diorama)
  • The two troubador decision (the mystique!). Rory speaks up “So give this guy a license!” Max attends. (1.21, Love, Daisies and Troubadours)
  • There are leash laws, people! Reenactment. They should’ve been wearing prom dresses.(1.08, Love and War and Snow)

Real talk though, that fact that he was able to create a full detail diorama of Ancient Egypt shows that Ryou is hella talented.  He also creates figurines on the side. I could seem him go into prop design or make really freaky special effects monster a la Fred Geiger or Hellraiser cuz that cute poofball loves his occult and attention to detail and Jonouchi would hate sleepovers because he knows Ryou would go all out and tell really freaky stories.  And he would hate going to his studio because of all the hanging hooks, limbs and tools he uses to make his stuff; it would be a scene out of a horror movie.