Thursday, November 8, 2007

Lovely Winter Deaths

Martin and Monoz are a couple who create kitschy snowglobes of beautiful and disturbing landscapes peopled with the suicidal and the ghastly. Then they photograph the microcosms.

This article from Art News describes the process and the artists' life, while their website has a photo gallery which will give you delicate nightmares.

I saw these images in my photography class, in a slideshow, so the horrific splendour of my worst nightmare was about three feet tall on the white wall. But there's something to the small scale of these figurines that makes them even more fascinating. I have to admit I giggled a little bit; there's something timeless and childlike to the darkness.