Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Gordon Shepard

Gordon Shepard 

Born in New York City in 1930, Gordon Shepard was raised in an artistic family. He performed and made visual art his entire life. Shepard worked at Creativity Explored’s second studio from 2000 until his death in December 2011.

Shepard created exclusively representational drawings and paintings, using acutely accurate perspective and shading, and saturated colors. From acrobats to clowns to striped tents, the common theme running through all of his artwork is the circus. Shepard was once a clown in Big John Strong and Sons Circus. In 2002, he created a sculptural rendition of a circus sideshow, meticulously executed on 1:12 scale, taking him over a year to complete. 

Shepard was the subject of a documentary film appropriately titled Clown (2007).

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Monday, March 2, 2009

Vicki Lynn Wilson and John Larsen's The Little Factory during Laurel Kurtz's Goodwill Residency

Vicki Lynn WIlson and John Larsen's The Little Factory.

dirocris on Flickr


Marne Lucas and Bruce Conkle

Marne Lucas and Bruce Conkle Eco-Baroque installation at Marylhurst University's The Art Gym.

Warlord Sun King: The Genesis of Eco-Baroque is an installation being developed by Bruce Conkle and Marne Lucas and will be shown at Marylhurst University's The Art Gym in Gallery 2 from February 22 to March 25 2009

Bruce Conkle at The Rock's Box in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Laura Plansker

Laura Plansker

Jake and Dinos Chapman

Jake and Dinos Chapman on the

DIsasters of War, 1993 and other images here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Frances Glessner Lee

Frances Glessner Lee

In 1943, Mrs. Lee was appointed captain in the New Hampshire State Police, the first woman in the United States to hold such a position. Around the same time, she began work on the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death—a series of eighteen miniature crime-scene dioramas for student analysis. The Nutshells allowed Mrs. Lee to combine her lifelong love of dolls, dollhouses, and models with her passion for forensic medicine.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Heather Thompson's Vacation Photos - Trip to Holland

Heather Thompson says she doesn't remember the specific details of who made this diorama, but she came upon it while in Tilburg, Netherlands.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Shelby Davis

Article about Shelby Davis' show in the Daily Vanguard.

Slide show on Shelby Davis' blog.

Wendy Redstar

Spring (Four Seasons), 2006, Lite Jet

More from Wendy Redstar's Four Seasons series.

The Art of Diorama at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Mark Dion

The Report of the Department of Marine Animal Inventory of the City of New York China Town Division

Toys 'R' U.S.

Boyd Webb

More Boyd Webbimages:

Thomas Wrede

Thomas Wrede

photo series Domestic Landscapes

Karen Yasinsky

Production stills from Who's your true love.

Robin Mitchell and Judith Steedman


Snowy and Chinook

Petra Berger

"Feltcraft - Making Dolls, Gifts and Toys"

maurizio cattelan

maurizio cattelan


Kate Clark

Kate Clark

They're not dioramas, but for those who like taxidermy here's a treat:

Paula Hayes

Paula Hayes (click on library for images)

Custom Blown Glass Terrarium