Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by DomestiKate

Miniatures by DomestiKate

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

When I was 7 years old, my dad built me a dollhouse and what I remember most about it was playing with the interior design, rather than any make-believe! I would just lay at the edge of my bed and stare at the dollhouse, visualizing different arrangements of the furniture. Ultimately, I had much more fun moving the tiny furniture and crafting pieces out of paper than would moving figures around to create narratives about their lives. It was likely from that point onward that I realized I’m a very visual person who simply loves crafting with my hands, including painting little pieces and just tinkering around.

Daily Mini Interview: Corinne Botz and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Miniature Murder Scenes Photographed by Corinne Botz

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Attic (feet)

Tell us a bit about your background.

I am a Brooklyn-based photographic artist, writer, filmmaker, and educator whose practice investigates narrative, trauma, and the perception of space. I earned my BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art and my MFA from Milton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College. In addition to the Nutshell Studies series, my projects have ranged from haunted houses, the homes of individuals with agoraphobia, personal belongings that were left behind after car accidents, everyday objects that were instrumental in violent deaths, hoarding, objectophilia, and medical simulations.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniature Urban Art Scenes by Anonymouse

Anonymouse Miniature Street Scenes

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

Oh, wow. That’s hard, since we build things inspired by Astrid Lindgren, Walt Disney, Don Bluth, and Beatrix Potter, to name a few. It feels like it literally has been with us since we were born.

How did you first get started making Anonymouse scenes? 

The interest to construct things have been with us for a very long time. But it wasn’t until last year that a couple of us started to discuss the possibility of combining our love for constructing things with street art.

Daily Mini Feature: Miniature Masterworks Exhibition at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Miniature Masterworks Showcases Award-Winning Miniatures from Around the World

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Presented in partnership with the International Guild of Miniature Artisans, Miniature Masterworks is a three-day event at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (T/m) that will feature more than 70 fine miniature artists showcasing and selling their work. Held from September 15-17, 2017, this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition is open to the public. You can purchase tickets here. For a full list of participating artists, please click here.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Nagihan Seker Yardim

Miniatures by Nagihan Seker Yardim of Nsycreation and Miniaturesbynsy

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

Miniature food charms.

How did you first get started creating miniatures? 

I have always had a passion for tiny things. It all started with my cousin saying that she bets I could craft miniatures since I was always crazy with art. And here I am today.

Do you remember the very first miniature you ever made? 

I think it was a cake or a cupcake. I love giving presents so unfortunately I don’t have it. But I keep photos.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Nuria Torrente Miniarte

Miniatures by Nuria Torrente Miniarte

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Tell us a bit about your background in the arts. 

I studied at Pedro Almodóvar School of Arts.

What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

My grandmother liked miniatures very much. She had a beautiful dollhouse.

How did you first get started making miniatures? 

One of my friends sewed miniatures for dollhouses (curtains, sheets, etc.) and she encouraged me to paint in miniature.

Do you remember the very first miniature you made? 

My first miniature picture was a landscape in a field with poppies.

Daily Mini Interview: Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature Documentary Film Crew

Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature Documentary Filmmakers

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View of the dollhouse Joanne Martin’s been working on since 1985.

What role did you play in this documentary, Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature?

Stephanie Lewis (SL): Executive Producer, Director, Writer, Photographer, Video Camera, and Visual Artist.

Eris (E): Co-Director, Film Editor, Music Editor, Music Editor, Photographer, Photography Editor, and Video Camera.

What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

Daily Mini Feature: WEE#RESIST Exhibition at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures Curated by Dr. Louise Krasniewicz

WEE#RESIST: Miniaturists Confront Cultural Fears and Provide Commentary on an Unstable World

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The Gallery at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures presents WEE#RESIST: Miniaturists Confront Cultural Fears and Provide Commentary on an Unstable World, an exhibition guest curated by Dr. Louise Krasniewicz (Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania) that features current cultural perspectives from 12 miniaturists from across the globe.

Miniature works of art from WEE#RESIST will be on view Sunday, June 18 through Friday, September 15, 2017 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. An open house reception will take place from 1-5PM on June 18 and will include an exhibit overview and discussion beginning at 3 PM. Shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11AM – 5PM and evenings by appointment.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniature Houses by Prettymodels

Miniature Houses by Marina Paredes of Prettymodels

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

When I was a child, I loved collecting miniature toys. It had a whole shelf of them. My favorites were the Polly Pockets.

What scale do you work in?

I do not work with a specific scale. Most of the time I’m guided more by sizes that are appealing to me.

Do you remember the very first miniature you ever made? Do you still have it?