Wednesday, November 6, 2013

David Beck Sculptor

We all appreciate the many creations of miniatures that we see from shows, clubs, friends, shops, etc.  We delight in the fantasy of Victorian, the storytelling of miniature memories and the realism of individual pieces.  We strive to experience all things miniature daily by sharing our facebook pages, blogs and online shops.  Yet, there is another level to the world of miniatures that many of us do not have the rare talent it takes to envision and create the types of miniatures by David Beck.  Beck is an American artist who creates a fascinating world of hidden scenes, boxes and drawers that hold secret sculptures, creatures and rooms. He also sculpts these intricate animated creatures that move and wiggle using a crank mechanism or tremble from the simple movement of the object.  He was commissioned to create MVSEVM, a sculpture to commemorate the reopening of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in July of 2006. This exquisite and complicated piece was inspired by the American Art Museum's Patent Office Building, the model opens to reveal miniature artifacts and artworks as well as drawers containing hidden treasures.   This piece is unbelievable.  I am making note to add this to my MINI bucket list to go see!  Visit his site to see more detailed photos. All I can say is WOW.  ~judy 

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