In my Dream Capsule series I imagine different worlds in small-scale dioramas. I am fascinated by memories, real and imagined; and these pieces require close inspecting. “Crystal Dream Capsule” contains two competing landscapes separated by a wooden disk. Like an hourglass, it is tempting to turn the sculpture upside down. While the upper part contains miniature trees, the lower part resembles a cave with crystal formations that could be stalagmites or stalactites, depending on your orientation. Spelunking figures — two tiny HO railroad figures — animate the scene, adding a dose of storytelling. Despite calling this a dreamscape, it is based on an actual crystal cave I saw in National Geographic which is located in Mexico.
Dimensions: 14" x 4" x 4"