Disturbing & Beautiful Snow Globe Art
September 19, 2006 8:51 PM   Subscribe

Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz carve beautiful minature scenes with an otherworldly (almost nightmarish) quality about them, and then display the finished product in snow globes. Full gallery here, additional gallery here.
posted by jonson (15 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Well these are just fantastic. I want the entire collection.
posted by TheGoldenOne at 9:12 PM on September 19, 2006

I wasn't the only one looking for a "buy now" link, I guess.
posted by vacapinta at 9:15 PM on September 19, 2006

I think this is that lame kind of art that they don't sell. But someone DOES sell outrageously expensive numbered prints of some of the stuff.
posted by jonson at 9:29 PM on September 19, 2006

Oh, btw, one other, smaller gallery here, which includes this nice shot of all the globes on display, and this globe featuring a policeman assassinating a suspect, which I didn't see in either of the previously linked galleries.
posted by jonson at 9:35 PM on September 19, 2006

hmm well jonson, those aren't really outrageously expensive. sure, i can't afford one, but... that ain't a bad price for that quality and size of print.
posted by lapolla at 9:41 PM on September 19, 2006

Yikes, that assassination scene is incredibly creepy. And the rest are great, too - Shirley Jackson meets Little Red Riding Hood in Orwell's Oceania or something. Strangely gorgeous stuff, thanks.
posted by mediareport at 9:58 PM on September 19, 2006

Twisted and beautiful, and a really cool idea. Thanks for this. (The "Little Red Riding Hood"-ish one struck me, too.)
posted by exlotuseater at 10:08 PM on September 19, 2006

Very cool! But the prints don't do it - I want one of the globes. Of course, depending on price, I might have to sell my car to afford one if just the prints are going for over $1k - but I would consider that!
posted by madamjujujive at 10:41 PM on September 19, 2006

All I want is for the exhibit to come to a gallery near me. Those globe look like they'd fit in the pockets of my bulky jacket quite nicely. Plus, since I work in marketing, ripping off artists is like second nature.
posted by jonson at 10:52 PM on September 19, 2006 [2 favorites]

Those are pretty awesome.

Oh, we can't buy one? Why not make your own?

Prepainted model train figures and such here. See also: traveler and traveller. Mix and match between scales for giants/dwarfs. There's all kinds of surreal stuff in there. Scene pieces, animals, trees and such, too. Empty snowglobes here and here.

If you're stuck for ideas for bizarre scenes, look to books and movies to recreate your favorite horror thrillers, implausible moments in science fiction, erstatz kung fu demonstrations, etc. Or try notable natural disasters, conflicts or coups.

Plus, since I work in marketing, ripping off artists is like second nature.

Ahahaha. Ha. *growls, bares pointy teeth*

You can't rip me off. I'm giving it away!
posted by loquacious at 1:09 AM on September 20, 2006 [1 favorite]

Solves the Xmas gift problem for all those goth godparents out there - watch those little faces slowly darken on Christmas morning!

Super. Thanks.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 4:30 AM on September 20, 2006

great stuff.
posted by the cuban at 5:01 AM on September 20, 2006

Brilliant work. Thanks again, jonson (now I'm going to whack a League of Gentleman DVD into the player and get all snowdomey with the folks of Royston Vasey).
posted by bunglin jones at 6:22 AM on September 20, 2006

posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 7:13 AM on September 20, 2006

Small world, wow.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 2:16 PM on September 20, 2006

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