And I quote: “Wonder Commons presents Diorama-Rama Deux, a celebration of creative storytelling inside the box. Join us in our second year as we compete for awards and celebrate what can be seen through the miniature. Introductory Diorama demonstration by artist Jim Doran.”
So, I set some of my work out and talked with folks about Diorama-ing.
I quickly put together a zine about some of my work.
This event is put on by Wonder Commons – Robert Marbury and his wife Alix Fenhagen.
The theme was “March Madness,” which has something to do with baseball or something. I made two dioramas that are NOT paper cut-outs.
I get a mild form of madness called SPRING FEVER. Perhaps you’ve heard of it – it doesn’t help that, after days of glorious weather, it snowed yesterday.
And here’s part two, which has EVERYTHING to do with baseball:
(More on both of these dioramas can be read in their own post).
I won “Best in Show!”
Please notice that the trophy has two baseball bats AND two cups on top.
This is a smart, fun (and amusing) event. I saw a lot of the same faces from last year’s event, and a few new ones. NEXT YEAR, we are going to have a “make your own diorama session” before the judging kicks off, and I have offered to help people realize their own diorama-rama-ness.
All of the entries were great – here are a few more:
Keep an eye out for next year’s Diorama-rama, and come!