Never before has thinking inside the box resulted in such refreshing imagination. These tiny and intricate dioramas examining history first came about when the artist TALWST was challenged by a Parisian street vendor to make something with an old ring box. And, as The Guardian reported, the Canadian-Trinidadian creator is still hunting for ring boxes at antique markets and on ebay seven years later. In the March interview, TALWST told the newspaper, “I want the viewer to open the box and feel they have been transported to another world.”
Errrybody loves McDonalds looks at a combination of two points in history: one when there was a lack of technology and life was slower paced and the golden age of the golden arches.
The details of Déjeuner sur I are truly remarkable when considering the scale of this ring box.You can almost hear the vibrant laughter of the sunbathers.
TALWST told The Guardian that El Torero is an homage to one of his favorite painters, Edouard Manet’s La Muerte del Torero.
First Flakes of Winter captures the magical time when fall makes way for the next season and brings the enchantment of a first snow.
Started From The Bottom Now We Here pt1 looks at the evolution of the human race and how far we’ve come from cave sketching.
Started From The Bottom Now We Here pt2 shows how some people create art now, away from the cave.
This TALWST piece shows the delight of sailing at night and the mystery that overcomes you when traveling in the dark.
Wet Dream was the first piece created back in 2008 and shows a water wonderland.
Summer in the Winter makes a bold comment on climate change.
Space Family Rothschild is an ode to conspiracy theorists who believe the Rothschilds were aliens.
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Featured photo credit: TALWST via talwst.com