Friday, 18 February 2011

Wondered where those miniature books would go?

Here's my almost-finished-but-could-always-do-a-bit-more-to-it newest miniature piece.

It's a shoebox. With a hole in it...

Here's a rather blurry view through the hole.

And here it is with the lid off. It's a pretty messy office of some old guy who does a lot of research and has a lot of books. I'm not sure on the specifics yet, but that's for you to decided for yourself.

I made a lot of books, like these.
My tutor said I only need to make a few books to give the impression of there being a lot of books, but I think having a lot of books will be a better way of giving the impression of lots of books.
I think I've made 23 so far. I'll probably make more.

View of the desk.
Let's talk about that lamp for a second. I took apart a 99p credit card torch from QD and using my middle school circuit skills and some aluminium foil I made a switch on the outside of the box through a hole hidden by that desk drawer which is where the batteries are kept. Sneaky.
And did I mention I made a lot of books?

The globe is probably one of my favourite things from this piece. I painted a pretty convincing globe! Mission! Go me.
I'd also like to point out the wet cup ring on the table and all the post-it notes. Fun fact; when I was doing the writing for the notes and the open book I just wrote words I picked out from whatever song I was listening to at the time.
I like how one of the post-it notes on the side of the filing cabinet looks like it says 'New Glee' underline, underline, like the old man is reminding himself to watch it. Who can blame him.


  1. That is AMAZING. It's a pity it's all hidden in a shoebox--your work makes me want to pore over it with a magnifying glass!

  2. Oh dang how awesome is this?! Too awesome! I love it. =]


  3. You are amazing!! This is so incredibly awesome - I love it!

  4. Wow! This is an amazing piece of art! I love it! Thanks for sharing the miniature book tutorial too! :D