Gallery: Jim Doran’s Minuscule Dioramas Are Found Hidden Within Sardine...

Doran reuses boxes and cans to house these unusual worlds.

When peeling back the top a sardine can, the last thing you’d expect to find is a beautiful diorama. Contained within an old sardine or mint tin, Jim Doran creates these mini worlds of metaphysical wonder. The Baltimore-based artist lets his imagination run wild, carving tiny detailed pen and ink illustrations to form minuscule scenes that enchant the eye.

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