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Adam Kilian (Polish, b.1923), woodcut-stylized illustrations for “Legenda o Liczyrzepie” (‘Legend about Liczyrzepa' - a folklore mountain spirit) - children's book written by Jadwiga Żylińska, 1965.

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Despite the technological advances that we use every day to bring each other closer together, there are still some that choose to leave everything behind and live in total solitude. In his photo series ‘Escape,’ Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko traveled through Russia and Ukraine  in search of hermits living in self-imposed exile, far away from any city or village.

Tkachenko’s work raises questions about what identity truly means when we are forced to live how society tells us to: “School, work, family – once in this cycle, you are a prisoner of your own position. You should be pragmatic and strong, or become an outcast or a lunatic. How to remain yourself in the midst of this?”

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Vintage Terrarium with Desert Planting


Vintage Terrarium with Desert Planting

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Botanic Gardens, Oxford

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Paul Klee - Memory of a Bird (1932)


Morning layer.  Before Mt Fuji | Photography by Hidetoshi Kikuchi on 500px


Morning layer.  Before Mt Fuji | Photography by Hidetoshi Kikuchi on 500px

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I want to leave, Peter Martensen

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Today the Department of Miniature Marvels explores the work of Australian artist Kendal Murray, who uses every day objects as the foundation for creating playful miniature mixed-media sculptures. She builds tiny, vibrant scenes that take place inside and atop found objects such as makeup compacts, coin purses, bottles, jars, and teapots. The human figures that Murray uses in her pieces are so very wee that she uses tweezers to dip in the in glue before delicately placing them into the dreamlike narrative scenes.

The artist says, “The idea of creating these miniature works came from dream states and how we are able to play with our own identity, to play with different roles we take on in our dream state. So the miniature works serve as a metaphor for intuitive thoughts.”

Visit the Arthouse Gallery website to view more of Kendal Murray’s whimsical miniature scenes.

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