Thursday, May 7, 2009

Unconventional Snow Globes

When you think of a snow globe, you think of Santa Claus, a Princess, or a Castle in the sky, trapped in a glass where only your imagination could wish it alive.  When you look closely at these snow globes, you will quickly learn that they are not dream-like but a disturbing ironic drama.  Each snow globe has a fascinating story of their own, or as Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz describe it, "strange situations you might encounter in a dream more than a reality." 

Walter and Paloma are a couple who started sharing a studio.  Slowly, they started collaborating and combining skills.  They would meet during lunch and dinner to discuss about the concepts of their project, then Walter would work on the sets, while Paloma capture the story with photography.  Their artwork is currently displayed at John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, which ends May 31.  If you are unable to attend, you could purchase their hardcover book "Travelers" with original short story by Jonathan Lethem.