I recently discovered these miniature paper-cut dioramas by Spanish illustrator Mar Cerda, and to be honest I’m freaking out a little bit because they’re so bloody wonderful.
I’ve posted before about my love of miniature things, and these have to be the absolute pinnacle of miniature mastery. Cerda has a background in cinema, which is evident in the composition of the mini scenes she creates. She’s even recreated some scenes from Wes Anderson films!
I can only imagine the hours of concentration involved in drawing, painting and painstakingly cutting everything out and fitting it together, like a glorious, detailed puzzle.
They remind me a bit of a book I had as a child called ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’. At the end it had this amazing pop-out peepshow, and you could peer into it and see all the characters come to life in a three-dimensional diorama. I could honestly spend hours just starting into Mar Cerda’s works and picking out all the details. There are also some fantastic work-in-progress shots on her website, which you can check out here: www.marillustrations.com
Do you love Mar Cerda’s miniatures? Which is your favourite? Do tell!