Intricate snow globe dioramas by Thomas Doyle

Snow globes may be cheesy mementos of the eighties, but there’s something about seeing a complete little world enclosed in a little bubble that elevates it beyond mere kitsch. Designed by Thomas Doyle, the little dioramas in this series are leagues beyond snow globes. But the sense of child-like wonder their intricate construction evokes is still there, made even stronger by the otherworldly concepts the artists are portraying.

Tiny little universes by Thomas Doyle
Tiny little universes by Thomas Doyle
Thomas Doyle installation at Palazzo Strozzi, 2012

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