Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Friends, there is something you should know about me. I am mildly obsessed with microcosms. I have a hard time putting into words how happy tiny little worlds make me. Let's just say that I remember every detail of the shoe box"habitat" that I built for a second grade science project, and spent an embarrassing number of childhood years creating things for my doll house. So you can understand how excited I am for the show "Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities" on view at New York's Museum of Arts and Design!

Alan Wolfson
"Canal St. Cross-Section"

Here's a description of the show from the museum's website:
"Today, innovations in digital technology have completely transformed film, video, and television: extraordinary special effects and three-dimensional imaging created using computer-based software are commonplace. However, while the digital world continues to expand into more and more areas of our lives, a profound human need to re-experience the actual and tangible has also arisen.Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities illuminates the phenomenal renaissance of interest among artists worldwide in constructing small-scale hand built depictions of artificial environments and alternative realities, either as sculpture or as subjects for photography and video."

1 comment:

  1. Nicole, thank you for telling me about this exhibit. I too share a love of microcosms and recently a friend mentioned a child's developmental phase in which they are drawn to things in miniature...doll houses, legos,ships in bottles etc.CM


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