November 30, 2011

Patrick Jacobs’ Magnified Portals into Miniature Worlds | Colossal

These dioramas are mindboggling.





Artist Patrick Jacobs creates small dioramas embedded in gallery walls, encased in magnifying lenses with a diameter as small as three inches. The effect is uncanny, focusing the viewers attention on the absolute tiniest of spaces containing lush green fields, cramped apartment paces, and clumps of small mushrooms. The pieces can take several weeks to complete, though one installation has consumed his spare time for over two years. Jacobs was born in California in 1971, attended the Art Institute of Chicago and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. If you want to learn more head over to Charles and Ford to read a fantastic interview including some great imagery.

Patrick Jacobs’ Magnified Portals into Miniature Worlds | Colossal

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