snowglobe sculptures by martin & muñoz

posted by the scholar on June 25th, 2008
filed under: art, photography, sculpture

look at these beautifully sinister snowglobe sculptures from pennsylvania-based artists walter martin & paloma muñoz. each intimate diorama is crafted by hand with store-bought figurines placed in precarious positions (and frequently altered to suit the display), which clash wildly with the serene landscape backdrops made of sculpey clay. trees and other accessories within the pieces are made from plumber’s epoxy. once their imaginative scenes are assembled, walter and paloma assemble the globes and photograph them from varying dramatic angles, with remarkable results.

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i get such an unsettling feeling when i look at these works, and the fact that i feel slightly panicked while observing a snowglobe is a true testament to walter and paloma’s precise and skillful techniques and vision. how about you?

view their portfolio and contact walter and paloma on their website, click over to ppow gallery to see more, and pop over to george adams from july 10th – august 8th to see their work in person as well.

via today in art


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4 Responses to “snowglobe sculptures by martin & muñoz”

  1. paula Says:

    great post roadside…love those snow globes, they are like little pinpricks to my brain.

  2. the scholar Says:

    glad you like them too pal — that globe with the couple and the open grave is my favorite, for some macabre reason…

  3. sosser Says:

    these compelling tiny worlds fascinate me. i think i’m in love.

  4. the scholar Says:

    i am compelled by how perfectly creepy they are…

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